Carte Blanche, by Pierre et Gilles

May, Month of Masters. in Paris.

As I wrote before at Out of the Blues V, if you’re not in Paris this month of May 2014, you definitely should come! It’s not the month of photography, but it seems so. In fact, every month seems a month

Carte Blanche, by Pierre et Gilles

May, Month of Masters. in Paris.

As I wrote before at Out of the Blues V, if you’re not in Paris this month of May 2014, you definitely should come! It’s not the month of photography, but it seems so. In fact, every month seems a month

by ©G.Bénard

a Not To Do list!

a Not To Do list!   I’ve been doing some Portfolio Reviews, and being jury on some contests. Here is a Not to Do list, specially for young photographers and amateurs. And some professional photographers as well. This is a

by ©G.Bénard

a Not To Do list!

a Not To Do list!   I’ve been doing some Portfolio Reviews, and being jury on some contests. Here is a Not to Do list, specially for young photographers and amateurs. And some professional photographers as well. This is a

Selfie Scanned with Moustache, by ©Gonzalo Bénard 2014

Self Scanned

Sometimes, – and by sometimes I mean always – when you’re too focused on different projects and works for long time, and before you get blocked, you should take a break. Not to go visit the fridge once more, or

Selfie Scanned with Moustache, by ©Gonzalo Bénard 2014

Self Scanned

Sometimes, – and by sometimes I mean always – when you’re too focused on different projects and works for long time, and before you get blocked, you should take a break. Not to go visit the fridge once more, or

Nudes in Beach, 1975, by Peter Kovach

Out of the Blues V

I’ve been travelling/working this week and I didn’t do any new posts, so here are few photographs I stumble upon this week, mainly on Tumblr. Some of them were submitted to YCP. Soon I’ll do a post about 3 great

Nudes in Beach, 1975, by Peter Kovach

Out of the Blues V

I’ve been travelling/working this week and I didn’t do any new posts, so here are few photographs I stumble upon this week, mainly on Tumblr. Some of them were submitted to YCP. Soon I’ll do a post about 3 great

by Ren Hang

Ren Hang: In Addition To Sleep (NSFW)

In Addition To Sleep “With an intense clarity of colour and uncompromising curiosity for both men’s and women’s physical realm captures Ren Hang´s comprehensive and bold works body performativity and the Chinese youth´s impatience and tradition-breaking ratings. Ren Hang was

by Ren Hang

Ren Hang: In Addition To Sleep (NSFW)

In Addition To Sleep “With an intense clarity of colour and uncompromising curiosity for both men’s and women’s physical realm captures Ren Hang´s comprehensive and bold works body performativity and the Chinese youth´s impatience and tradition-breaking ratings. Ren Hang was

TK8 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

B Shot by a Stranger: It Keeps Going (NSFW)

Gonzalo Bénard in a quest of understanding the loneliness of youth, its causes and consequences, has been asking to a few strangers/volunteers – through social networks -, if he could shoot them through webcam, avoiding the physical or energetic presence,

TK8 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

B Shot by a Stranger: It Keeps Going (NSFW)

Gonzalo Bénard in a quest of understanding the loneliness of youth, its causes and consequences, has been asking to a few strangers/volunteers – through social networks -, if he could shoot them through webcam, avoiding the physical or energetic presence,

by Ben Zank

Ben Zank in Suit (NSFW)

Sometime ago, in the article Creativity, The Immediate Long Term, I mentioned the new generation of levitating teenagers who play with red smokes and balloons. Maybe 7 years ago when flickr started, some young photographers did the same, creating dream

by Ben Zank

Ben Zank in Suit (NSFW)

Sometime ago, in the article Creativity, The Immediate Long Term, I mentioned the new generation of levitating teenagers who play with red smokes and balloons. Maybe 7 years ago when flickr started, some young photographers did the same, creating dream

War Children, Lebanon, by ©Samer Mohdad

Samer Mohdad, War Children (NSFW)

Samer Mohdad was born in 1964 in Bzebdine, Lebanon, to a father who was an engineer and a mother who was a poet. After the Lebanese Civil War broke out, his adolescence was marked by bombs, exile fighting, and the

War Children, Lebanon, by ©Samer Mohdad

Samer Mohdad, War Children (NSFW)

Samer Mohdad was born in 1964 in Bzebdine, Lebanon, to a father who was an engineer and a mother who was a poet. After the Lebanese Civil War broke out, his adolescence was marked by bombs, exile fighting, and the

Mask #3, by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Nude Thoughts with Gonzalo Bénard

I was recently interviewed by Julia Matcovschi for Wearona, and as usual I post interview here after some time. Sometimes interviews can be a bit boring, sometimes they are more interesting and unusual, like this one: “Nude as in honest-in

Mask #3, by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Nude Thoughts with Gonzalo Bénard

I was recently interviewed by Julia Matcovschi for Wearona, and as usual I post interview here after some time. Sometimes interviews can be a bit boring, sometimes they are more interesting and unusual, like this one: “Nude as in honest-in

How Much Can You Carry? series, 2012, by Floriane de Lassée - Courtesy Floriane de Lassée and La Galerie Particulière

Out of the Blues IV

Did you miss the Out of the Blues? Here you have more: random photographs that I found during the week that caught my eyes: Related posts: Out of the Blues III (NSFW); Out of the Blues II ; Out of the

How Much Can You Carry? series, 2012, by Floriane de Lassée - Courtesy Floriane de Lassée and La Galerie Particulière

Out of the Blues IV

Did you miss the Out of the Blues? Here you have more: random photographs that I found during the week that caught my eyes: Related posts: Out of the Blues III (NSFW); Out of the Blues II ; Out of the

from the series Immortals by Vee Speers

Immortals, by Vee Speers

Vee Speers is an Australian born who lived in Paris for more than 20 years. You might know her work from the article “Paris Photo 2013, a safe place“, in which she was represented by some of her photographs of

from the series Immortals by Vee Speers

Immortals, by Vee Speers

Vee Speers is an Australian born who lived in Paris for more than 20 years. You might know her work from the article “Paris Photo 2013, a safe place“, in which she was represented by some of her photographs of

Black on White, by Alexander Kargaltsev

Gay, Russian and Naked, by Alexander Kargaltsev

2HeadS means “Nude Thoughts on Photography”. And this work by Russian born Alexander Kargaltsev is a unique statement on that. In 2HeadS there’s no space – no time and no energy either – to label people more than humans. We

Black on White, by Alexander Kargaltsev

Gay, Russian and Naked, by Alexander Kargaltsev

2HeadS means “Nude Thoughts on Photography”. And this work by Russian born Alexander Kargaltsev is a unique statement on that. In 2HeadS there’s no space – no time and no energy either – to label people more than humans. We

Claustrum Corporis Vol I  Simulacra, by Madison

The Claustrum Corporis: Simulacra

I wanted to do a post about Madison´s work since some time ago. And for no reason I didn’t do it when Madison, contemporary Dutch art-photographer, did his exhibition few months ago. Today seeing a first work of his new

Claustrum Corporis Vol I  Simulacra, by Madison

The Claustrum Corporis: Simulacra

I wanted to do a post about Madison´s work since some time ago. And for no reason I didn’t do it when Madison, contemporary Dutch art-photographer, did his exhibition few months ago. Today seeing a first work of his new

by ©Nir Arieli

InfraMen, by Nir Arieli

Nir Arieli – InfraMen exhibition at Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery Jan 16th to March 8th “Inframen” a beautiful series of infrared portraits by American photographer Nir Arieli, based in New York. Nir Arieli photographed contemporary dancers, taking them out

by ©Nir Arieli

InfraMen, by Nir Arieli

Nir Arieli – InfraMen exhibition at Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery Jan 16th to March 8th “Inframen” a beautiful series of infrared portraits by American photographer Nir Arieli, based in New York. Nir Arieli photographed contemporary dancers, taking them out

The Corpses of My Hours #5, By Boris Loeve

The Corpses of My Hours, by Boris Loeve

When I first saw this series “The Corpses of my Hours”, by Boris Loeve, I not only fall in love by them (in fact wishing myself to have taken them), but also what came to my mind was all the

The Corpses of My Hours #5, By Boris Loeve

The Corpses of My Hours, by Boris Loeve

When I first saw this series “The Corpses of my Hours”, by Boris Loeve, I not only fall in love by them (in fact wishing myself to have taken them), but also what came to my mind was all the

Untitled, 2007, by Max Pam

The Taxonomy of Desire (NSFW)

In the city of Malmö, the photographic exhibition “The Taxonomy of Desire” at the Galleri Vasli Souza is exploring the works of Max Pam, Emmanuel Angelicas, Karen Paulina Biswell and Larry Defelippi until 23rd March 2014. The use of the

Untitled, 2007, by Max Pam

The Taxonomy of Desire (NSFW)

In the city of Malmö, the photographic exhibition “The Taxonomy of Desire” at the Galleri Vasli Souza is exploring the works of Max Pam, Emmanuel Angelicas, Karen Paulina Biswell and Larry Defelippi until 23rd March 2014. The use of the

Gonzalo Bénard photography featured at EYEMAZING  - The New Collectible Art Photography, by Thames and Hudson

Portfolio Review!

Do you want to present your portfolio to galleries or magazines? Organize them for yourself? Get rid of the “artist blindness”? Or do you need some tips in composition? Make your photos to get that Interestingness factor? Do you need

Gonzalo Bénard photography featured at EYEMAZING  - The New Collectible Art Photography, by Thames and Hudson

Portfolio Review!

Do you want to present your portfolio to galleries or magazines? Organize them for yourself? Get rid of the “artist blindness”? Or do you need some tips in composition? Make your photos to get that Interestingness factor? Do you need

Self-Portrait with Aura - Gonzalo Bénard

I left, but I Am Travelling.

I left Paris. And I am travelling. A beginning of a new journey that I’m embracing. Travelling – geographically speaking -, and digging into the inner. As life is about change, as change is about dynamic. This year I might

Self-Portrait with Aura - Gonzalo Bénard

I left, but I Am Travelling.

I left Paris. And I am travelling. A beginning of a new journey that I’m embracing. Travelling – geographically speaking -, and digging into the inner. As life is about change, as change is about dynamic. This year I might

by ©Ross Bennett Lewis

Memory Cards and Touristic Brains

Living in the centre of Paris, – by excellence the city of street photography, and tourism -, you don’t take 2 steps in the street without seeing tourists taking pictures of everything. And by this I’m not talking about the

by ©Ross Bennett Lewis

Memory Cards and Touristic Brains

Living in the centre of Paris, – by excellence the city of street photography, and tourism -, you don’t take 2 steps in the street without seeing tourists taking pictures of everything. And by this I’m not talking about the

A Requiem to Red Dream Mao, 2007, by Yasumasa Morimura

Noh, Pop and Morimura

In a parallel world between Noh and Pop, Yasumasa Morimura – born in 1951 in Osaka -, is a Japanese “appropriation artist”: he borrows images from historical artists, and inserts his own face and body into them. Noh, derived from

A Requiem to Red Dream Mao, 2007, by Yasumasa Morimura

Noh, Pop and Morimura

In a parallel world between Noh and Pop, Yasumasa Morimura – born in 1951 in Osaka -, is a Japanese “appropriation artist”: he borrows images from historical artists, and inserts his own face and body into them. Noh, derived from

lib5135

The Camera Obscura in the scientific war between Christianity and Islam

  I know that I’ve never wanted to talk about gear… but let’s see this post as a matter of faith, science, philosophy and intellect. Anyway, this comes as second part of The experts and the Creative World. We all

lib5135

The Camera Obscura in the scientific war between Christianity and Islam

  I know that I’ve never wanted to talk about gear… but let’s see this post as a matter of faith, science, philosophy and intellect. Anyway, this comes as second part of The experts and the Creative World. We all

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, engraved by  Gustave Doré

The Experts and the Creative World on 2HeadS

When I created the world… Sorry, I’ll start again: When I created 2HeadS, my main focus was photography, especially human related, as it started, bringing some art history to it, to give photography some context in the history of art

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, engraved by  Gustave Doré

The Experts and the Creative World on 2HeadS

When I created the world… Sorry, I’ll start again: When I created 2HeadS, my main focus was photography, especially human related, as it started, bringing some art history to it, to give photography some context in the history of art

by Emmet Gowin

Emmet Gowin and his revelations.

Emmet Gowin was born in 1941, in Danville, Virginia and earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Richmond Professional Institute and his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning his MFA at RISD, he

by Emmet Gowin

Emmet Gowin and his revelations.

Emmet Gowin was born in 1941, in Danville, Virginia and earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Richmond Professional Institute and his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning his MFA at RISD, he

by Majid Saeedi

Majid Saeedi: Lucas Dolega Award

Acclaimed Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has scooped the first prize at the 2014 edition of Lucas Dolega Award held in Paris. Saeedi is an award winning and internationally recognized Iranian photographer who has photographed Middle East with a focus on

by Majid Saeedi

Majid Saeedi: Lucas Dolega Award

Acclaimed Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi has scooped the first prize at the 2014 edition of Lucas Dolega Award held in Paris. Saeedi is an award winning and internationally recognized Iranian photographer who has photographed Middle East with a focus on

from Failed Memories, by David Szauder

David Szauder the Glitched PixelNoizz

David Szauder. Sometimes known as PixelNoizz, his war name. He’s from Hungary, born in 1976. David Szauder. I’ll repeat his name as many times as it’s needed. Enough for you to memorize it. David Szauder. Is an art creator, and

from Failed Memories, by David Szauder

David Szauder the Glitched PixelNoizz

David Szauder. Sometimes known as PixelNoizz, his war name. He’s from Hungary, born in 1976. David Szauder. I’ll repeat his name as many times as it’s needed. Enough for you to memorize it. David Szauder. Is an art creator, and

Nudes, by Gonzalo Bénard

Exhibitions: Go!

I have to say this again. And again. If you like an artist’s work, don’t just like: comment and share. You have an important role on an artist’s work specially on these social networks. We all like to have some

Nudes, by Gonzalo Bénard

Exhibitions: Go!

I have to say this again. And again. If you like an artist’s work, don’t just like: comment and share. You have an important role on an artist’s work specially on these social networks. We all like to have some

Tragic Machine, by Neurotic Mass Movement. Cover by Gonzalo Bénard

Music and Photography: by Neurotic Mass Movement

I’m asking one question to a few musicians who eventually inspired me on some of my works: – I often get inspired not only in literature but also in music, from jazz to classic, hip hop to electronic, house to

Tragic Machine, by Neurotic Mass Movement. Cover by Gonzalo Bénard

Music and Photography: by Neurotic Mass Movement

I’m asking one question to a few musicians who eventually inspired me on some of my works: – I often get inspired not only in literature but also in music, from jazz to classic, hip hop to electronic, house to

Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux from the Collection of Robert Loncar and James Kempster, Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys (NSFW)

Opened in December, “Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys” is still in exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery until January, 18th, in case you’re around NY and didn’t see it yet. It is Fitzgerald’s first exhibition. Included are 35

Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux from the Collection of Robert Loncar and James Kempster, Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys (NSFW)

Opened in December, “Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys” is still in exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery until January, 18th, in case you’re around NY and didn’t see it yet. It is Fitzgerald’s first exhibition. Included are 35

Aljosha Q. by ©Gonzalo Bénard

GBénard and Co.

We all know what happens to the friends of a portrait’s photographer… Somehow they all end to get a portrait done. Maybe to change from my own portraits, on Oneness, for example. Mine are no exception. Here are some that

Aljosha Q. by ©Gonzalo Bénard

GBénard and Co.

We all know what happens to the friends of a portrait’s photographer… Somehow they all end to get a portrait done. Maybe to change from my own portraits, on Oneness, for example. Mine are no exception. Here are some that

by ©Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia in the Street

Because we like people and even more people with some wittiness in their photography, we had to bring Philip-Lorca. Philip-Lorca diCorcia is American and was born in 1951. Staged or not, with paid models, friends or prostitutes, he used us

by ©Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia in the Street

Because we like people and even more people with some wittiness in their photography, we had to bring Philip-Lorca. Philip-Lorca diCorcia is American and was born in 1951. Staged or not, with paid models, friends or prostitutes, he used us

by ©Enrico Natali

Enrico Natali and other people.

Enrico Natali was born in 1933 in Utica, New York. That’s basically what you need to know. In 1951 he developed an interest in photography while a cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy. He left the academy in

by ©Enrico Natali

Enrico Natali and other people.

Enrico Natali was born in 1933 in Utica, New York. That’s basically what you need to know. In 1951 he developed an interest in photography while a cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy. He left the academy in

Smokey, by ©GonzaloBénard

Giving Birth to a Goat

I went to the warehouse’s kitchen trying to find the housekeeper. She wasn’t there either. On the cold table made of marble, a goat is dead and opened belly up. It’s smoking from its guts. Calling for me. I was

Smokey, by ©GonzaloBénard

Giving Birth to a Goat

I went to the warehouse’s kitchen trying to find the housekeeper. She wasn’t there either. On the cold table made of marble, a goat is dead and opened belly up. It’s smoking from its guts. Calling for me. I was

by ©G.Bénard

My Non Existence in a Prison. From Russia with Love.

The day I bought my flight ticket to Tibet, I quit my great job and I called my friends to come over at evening. Before that, I packed all my things to give to them. I knew their needs. I

by ©G.Bénard

My Non Existence in a Prison. From Russia with Love.

The day I bought my flight ticket to Tibet, I quit my great job and I called my friends to come over at evening. Before that, I packed all my things to give to them. I knew their needs. I

Heart Tearing Apart, by Urs Luthi

Urs Lüthi. Self Portraits.

Urs Lüthi. and that’s it. Urs was born in Switzerland, 1947, and here you have some of his self-portraits. some taken in 1971. some others not. some were taken in 1974. – more articles on portraits and self-portraits that you

Heart Tearing Apart, by Urs Luthi

Urs Lüthi. Self Portraits.

Urs Lüthi. and that’s it. Urs was born in Switzerland, 1947, and here you have some of his self-portraits. some taken in 1971. some others not. some were taken in 1974. – more articles on portraits and self-portraits that you

Genesis, Sebastiao Salgado at Maison Européenne de Photographie, Paris

2013: The Interviews and The Photographers

In 2013, the first complete year of 2HeadS, we made and gave several interviews as well as did some short notes and references to art photographers that crossed our paths: all of them worth to see and read. We also

Genesis, Sebastiao Salgado at Maison Européenne de Photographie, Paris

2013: The Interviews and The Photographers

In 2013, the first complete year of 2HeadS, we made and gave several interviews as well as did some short notes and references to art photographers that crossed our paths: all of them worth to see and read. We also

Flour Power 7, by Jacob Sutton

Jacob Sutton – Flour Power

Today Unknown Editors, an inspirational art blog worth to follow on tumblr, posted an amazing set of photographs by Jacob Sutton, who is more known by his Fashion Editorials. This set is part of his Exhibition Works, and it’s called

Flour Power 7, by Jacob Sutton

Jacob Sutton – Flour Power

Today Unknown Editors, an inspirational art blog worth to follow on tumblr, posted an amazing set of photographs by Jacob Sutton, who is more known by his Fashion Editorials. This set is part of his Exhibition Works, and it’s called

some exhibitions by Gonzalo Bénard

On art-photography, gear is secondary

On art-photography, gear is secondary. Like brushes and paints for a painter, cameras, lenses and flashes are just instruments. The most important gear is your mind. It’s important to have some concepts on image, and that we can learn from

some exhibitions by Gonzalo Bénard

On art-photography, gear is secondary

On art-photography, gear is secondary. Like brushes and paints for a painter, cameras, lenses and flashes are just instruments. The most important gear is your mind. It’s important to have some concepts on image, and that we can learn from

I Fink U Freeky / Roger Ballen

Music, Photography, Video

I don’t want to end the year without a special post. It’s not about photography. It’s about photography. It’s about photography, or photographers who play with video, or videos that brings the best of photography. (click on the screenshots to

I Fink U Freeky / Roger Ballen

Music, Photography, Video

I don’t want to end the year without a special post. It’s not about photography. It’s about photography. It’s about photography, or photographers who play with video, or videos that brings the best of photography. (click on the screenshots to

Gonzalo Bénard, self-portrait 2013

Season Greetings!

The first fully year of 2HeadS is about to end. It has been great and warming to have you all here along this time. Your private feedback, the university lectures and the approach by the students, amateurs, friends, and curious

Gonzalo Bénard, self-portrait 2013

Season Greetings!

The first fully year of 2HeadS is about to end. It has been great and warming to have you all here along this time. Your private feedback, the university lectures and the approach by the students, amateurs, friends, and curious

EYEMAZING  - The New Collectible Art Photography / cover

EYEMAZING – The New Collectible Art Photography

Thames & Hudson published this year a magnificent book by Eyemazing Susan: “EYEMAZING – The New Collectible Art Photography“. A luxury edition of almost 600 pages most of them photography illustrated with some insightful essays and texts. The list of

EYEMAZING  - The New Collectible Art Photography / cover

EYEMAZING – The New Collectible Art Photography

Thames & Hudson published this year a magnificent book by Eyemazing Susan: “EYEMAZING – The New Collectible Art Photography“. A luxury edition of almost 600 pages most of them photography illustrated with some insightful essays and texts. The list of

Original Proofs of Artist, B Shot by a Stranger, by Gonzalo Bénard  - 2013

B Shot by a Stranger: New Original Prints

Here are few prints I did as proofs of artist (P/A), the original ones before the limited editions of 3/3 to exhibit and be sold to art collectors. On the wall almost ready to go. These original P/A, have 50x30cm

Original Proofs of Artist, B Shot by a Stranger, by Gonzalo Bénard  - 2013

B Shot by a Stranger: New Original Prints

Here are few prints I did as proofs of artist (P/A), the original ones before the limited editions of 3/3 to exhibit and be sold to art collectors. On the wall almost ready to go. These original P/A, have 50x30cm

NT#2 for BSHS, by ©Gonzalo Bénard 2013

B Shot by a Stranger: Beyond Loneliness

In the beginning of 2012, artist Gonzalo Bénard in a quest of understanding the loneliness of youth, its causes and consequences, asked to a few strangers/volunteers – through social networks -, if he could shoot them through webcam, avoiding the

NT#2 for BSHS, by ©Gonzalo Bénard 2013

B Shot by a Stranger: Beyond Loneliness

In the beginning of 2012, artist Gonzalo Bénard in a quest of understanding the loneliness of youth, its causes and consequences, asked to a few strangers/volunteers – through social networks -, if he could shoot them through webcam, avoiding the

Oneness book, by Gonzalo Bénard

An Art Book for XTmas!

Yesterday walking along the streets of Paris I could see the amount of people buying cut pines for 100 euros so they can decorate their livings for 2 weeks and then throw them away again. They pay all that to

Oneness book, by Gonzalo Bénard

An Art Book for XTmas!

Yesterday walking along the streets of Paris I could see the amount of people buying cut pines for 100 euros so they can decorate their livings for 2 weeks and then throw them away again. They pay all that to

ycp

Some Blogs I Follow

From photography to literature, you can click on the images once they’re linked to the blogs. Enjoy the readings, by alphabetic order. Brain Pickings: CO-Mag: HyperAllergic: LensCulture: L’Oeil de la Photographie: Messy Nessy Chic: MutantSpace: The Paris Review: Prison Photography:

ycp

Some Blogs I Follow

From photography to literature, you can click on the images once they’re linked to the blogs. Enjoy the readings, by alphabetic order. Brain Pickings: CO-Mag: HyperAllergic: LensCulture: L’Oeil de la Photographie: Messy Nessy Chic: MutantSpace: The Paris Review: Prison Photography:

The Shooting Woman, Paris 2012 by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Street Photography

Here’s the 4th and last part of Directing Photography: after Portrait, People/Conceptual and Fashion. If when doing Portraits you should direct the person’s personality and face itself, for People/Conceptual you should direct them as actors to your own play, and

The Shooting Woman, Paris 2012 by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Street Photography

Here’s the 4th and last part of Directing Photography: after Portrait, People/Conceptual and Fashion. If when doing Portraits you should direct the person’s personality and face itself, for People/Conceptual you should direct them as actors to your own play, and

Jewelry by Valentim Quaresma, model Tomaz D. Vilardebó - photographed by Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Photography: Fashion

Fashion is the 3rd part of Directing Photography, after Portrait and People/Conceptual. I didn’t do much fashion photography, maybe a bit more jewelry, but I’ve been always surrounded by fashion designers, fashion models, fashion photographers and fashion producers. No matter

Jewelry by Valentim Quaresma, model Tomaz D. Vilardebó - photographed by Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Photography: Fashion

Fashion is the 3rd part of Directing Photography, after Portrait and People/Conceptual. I didn’t do much fashion photography, maybe a bit more jewelry, but I’ve been always surrounded by fashion designers, fashion models, fashion photographers and fashion producers. No matter

by ©G.Bénard

Directing Photography: People (NSFW)

Directing photography: People/Conceptual As I wrote in the previous post, on Directing Portraits, here’s the 2nd part: Directing People on Conceptual photography. Here we don’t want to bring the personality of the model: instead, we want them to act, to

by ©G.Bénard

Directing Photography: People (NSFW)

Directing photography: People/Conceptual As I wrote in the previous post, on Directing Portraits, here’s the 2nd part: Directing People on Conceptual photography. Here we don’t want to bring the personality of the model: instead, we want them to act, to

Alex R., by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Photography: Portrait

Note: 2HeadS‘ aim is to give tips and help other photographers, emerging, amateurs, even professionals who want to change, for example from landscape to human related. This means that your own tips and comments will always be helpful. Each one

Alex R., by ©Gonzalo Bénard

Directing Photography: Portrait

Note: 2HeadS‘ aim is to give tips and help other photographers, emerging, amateurs, even professionals who want to change, for example from landscape to human related. This means that your own tips and comments will always be helpful. Each one

Soweto february 11 1990 by Trevor Samson AFP

Mandela Goes Free Today!

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” “During my lifetime I have dedicated

Soweto february 11 1990 by Trevor Samson AFP

Mandela Goes Free Today!

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” “During my lifetime I have dedicated

“How To Be Black,” by Baratunde Thurston

The Underground New York Public Library

When I was a kid, I remember my father telling me in one of our cultural travellings, that someone told once “if you want to know the culture of a country you should visit their grave yards, so you know

“How To Be Black,” by Baratunde Thurston

The Underground New York Public Library

When I was a kid, I remember my father telling me in one of our cultural travellings, that someone told once “if you want to know the culture of a country you should visit their grave yards, so you know