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|1953||born in Zurich. Trained to be professional art restorer |
Photography as a profession came to Comte auto didactically
|1978||Comte receives his first international photographic assignment for Paris based fashion-labels Ungaro and Chloé|
|1979||Comte leave Switzerland and moves to Paris|
|1981||Comte relocates to New York, where he beings to work for the American Vogue, later settling down in Los Angeles. During a fashion shoot Comte meets model Dominique Kamber|
|since 1981||Editorially Comte works mainly for the publishing group Condé Nast During this time he not only works as a fashion- but also a celebrity photographer, portraying stars from the worlds of fashion, arts, entertainment, music and sports, from Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger and Jennifer Lopez, over Robert Altman, Sting and Jeremy Irons, to Julian Schnabel or Jeff Koons.|
|since 1999||Michel Comte travels to and works in war-zones and unstable regions such as the Tibet, Iraq, Afghanistan or Bosnia as photographer for the International Red Cross. In collaboration with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) various Charity-projects develop|
|2003||Michel Comte photographs the campaign of his first own fragrance: Michel Comte Shared Water|
|2004||founding of the, Michel Comte Water Foundation, which functions as a charitable foundation under the supervision of the Swiss government, of which the purpose is to help supply and provide possibilities for people in developing countries to have access to clean drinking water|
|2007||Comte begins his first international film project as director of an Hollywood production|
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