Jessie Wender:

In the summer of 2010, Jonas Unger was commissioned by ZEITmagazin to photograph Gérard Depardieu at his château in the Loire Valley. I fell in love with these intimate, energetic photographs when I saw them, earlier this month. They’re an exciting way to see Depardieu—hair to the wind, flying on his scooter. Unger spoke to me about his experience photographing the French actor: