François Halard studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and soon after began working for the Decoration International. He moved to New York City where he began regular commissions for American Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and House & Garden.

His work for these publications established him as the most prolific and well known interior and architectural photographers of our time, as well as forming longtime collaborations with Fabien Baron and Alex Lieberman to name a few.

Francois' sophisticated style and refined technique has attracted advertising clients such as Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint-Laurent, Hugo Boss and Ann Taylor. Personally, Francois is fascinated by the artist and their creative dwelling, and has brought this to fruition in his photographs of the studios of Jean-Charles Blais, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, and the heritage of Beuys (cf. Video). He has had solo exhibitions in Aries (February-March 2001), Paris (2002), and New York at the Remy Toledo Gallery (June 2004).

He splits his time between homes in New York and France.