NOTE: When you submit yourself as volunteer for the project B Shot by a Stranger, please send me an email with your name, age, location and 2 attached photos of yourself. (and any questions you may have related to this project)
Gonzalo Bénard has been a private voyeur, not being there, shooting through satellite, guys of every culture, sexuality, race from 18 to 28yo. No matter who you are, if you’re a screenager, you have these lonely moments when you feel absolutly lost.
“B Shot by a Stranger” is a sociological series of photography by artist Gonzalo Bénard, in which Autism meets Loneliness in this screenagers’ time.
Anonymous said: i hope you didn't actually hurt the bird!!!! omg!
I wouldn’t hurt or cut any wings to anyone, but in fact that photograph taken by Maurizio Cattelan is a deep metaphore that can hurt.
Anonymous said: ahhh, you see the world so beautiful. I love your style and art.
When I’m asked to do a Portfolio Review, I always start telling that I’m demanding, honest and will be straightforward. I ask if they’re ok with that, and will do a critique showing the bad things, focusing on how they can be improved. An honest critique from an expert is the only way you can evolve and grow up, learning. If you’re paying me expecting that I’ll be your grandmother or lover telling how amazing is your work, forget it. That means that you’re paying me to raise your ego, not that you’re open to learn. If you’re not prepared to have your work criticized: don’t ask. Save your money to buy an ice-cream to your lover. If you really want to know what’s wrong with your photographs and how can you improve it, great! Let’s do a Portfolio Review then. But do never expect me to be gentle or aware of your ego. I will look at your work, not at your ego. I don’t want you to be happy; I want you to be able to do your best. So you can be happy with the results.
If you don’t know Phases, you should: it’s a great Photography Magazine.
And they just featured my “12 Coffee Trees”.
photographs by Alexis Vasilikos, Christian Vogt, Jeff Bark, Josef Koudelka, Frank-Rheinboldt, Lukas Holas, Maurizio Cattelan, Oleg Kulik, Ray Bidegain, Claire Laude, Walter Rosenblum, Tanya Traboulsi, Katharine Cooper, Wolfgang Tillmans and Yurie Nagashima.
Photographer Gonzalo Bénard’s ongoing ‘Totem’ series features richly detailed black and white photographs which explore the idea of coming back to one’s roots in an effort to “listen and learn with our own nature.”
Sacred Nudity on 2HeadS
Nudity and Religion have been always hand by hand, not since Adam & Eve, or Michael Angelo, or the Greek Classic Gods, but you can go even further with Hindu temples, or the Shamanism.
2HeadS is searching for photographs showing your culture, your religion, your faith, connected with human skin. A Sacred Nudity.
Did you ever pray naked? Do you think it affects the prayers? Or it will make a better connection with the Gods? How are your naked Rituals?
Submit your Naked Altar to the Gods. It’s time for a Ritual on 2HeadS!