Michel Haddi was born in Paris. Since childhood he has been fascinated by celebrities, fashion, the photos of the great photographers he sees in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar that his mother brings him home from the grand hotel where she works.
At 18, to support himself, he works at night in a grand hotel and during the day in a famous restaurant where he meets personalities from the world of fashion and the star system, cultivating the dream of becoming a photographer.
At the end of the 1970s he began traveling and working as an assistant to various photographers.
In the early 1980s he opened his first studio in London and began collaborating with various magazines such as American GQ, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, British Vogue.
A few years later he began his collaboration with Franca Sozzani for the Condé Nast Italia magazines she directs.
He lives in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan immersed in a world of publishers, celebrities and stylists. He photographs for many of the hottest magazines of the moment such as Interview, The Face, Arena, Tatler, Vogue, Stern, Esquire, Première, Marie Claire etc., often with famous actors, directors, musicians.
Haddi currently lives in London where he has his studio.
1982 – Solo exhibition at the Neal St Gallery
1986 – Group show in Tokyo and Kobe for The Face
– Collective exhibition for the Festival of the Fashion Photo in Budapest, Paris, Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Biarritz
1990 – Personal exhibition at the Festival of the Fashion Photo in New York dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent
2012- Art Paris “Young Gallery”
2012 – Holds an exhibition in Dubai under the aegis of Princess Al Sabah who in a few days makes him known to the whole Arab world.
1985 – Michel’s film about the life of boxer Stephane Ferrara wins an award from the Center of French cinema
-1994 realizes “A.K.A”, a film on International Velvet.
2013 – Michel shoots Rome, a film about three Roman boxers.
2015 – Michel directs a 15mm film for Milano Fontana 1915.