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, as pre-installed security cameras at their rooms, dorms, bathrooms, and other living spaces.

Since then, more young loners joined in this psychological and photographic project, sharing with us their vulnerability and frailness while alone and lonely, most of them lost in their own thoughts or even in the society that we’ve built. Some as a scream for attention, some others for a moment of exhibitionism – which is per se a call for attention -, and some others just shared their intimacy and private moments for the proposed of the project, both as a case study and art involvement.

B Shot by a Stranger has been growing up with them: almost 2 years passed since the very first loner, resulted in almost 50 loners from all over the world. All of them between the ages of 18 to 28yo, students or workers, from arts to sociology or economics, dancers or geologists, they are from Sidney to Poland, from Johannesburg to Chicago, Paris or Philippines. Belonging to different labels on races and sexuality orientation, cultures or religions, they all suffered from loneliness at certain point, and B Shot by a Stranger was there to be the stranger and witness of their naked fragility.

Meanwhile, B Shot by a Stranger has being lectured in several universities of photography around the world, as well as featured in several art blogs and mags online, or even in the best contemporary photography magazines such as Eyemazing which made an excellent article written by Hilaire Avril. A book was published at the end of 2012 including a selection of the best 100 photos and 3 texts, being one of them written by one of the loners sharing his experience as a young loner writer, and the other by the creator for this project.

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We are waiting for you now!
Do you want to be part of the B Shot by a Stranger project? Send me an email!

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JG2 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

JG2 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

JG3 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

JG3 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

RF5 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

RF5 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK2 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK2 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK4 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK4 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK8 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK8 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK9 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

TK9 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO1 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO1 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO4 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO4 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO6 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO6 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO7 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

XO7 for BSBS 2014 by ©GBénard

Do you want to more about the B Shot by a Stranger project? check these links bellow:

B Shot by a Stranger: Beyond Loneliness;  

B Shot by a Stranger: new Loners;

B Shot by a Stranger – New 2013 (NSFW);

The B Shot by a Stranger Project II (NSFW);

B Shot by a Stranger II (NSFW);

B Shot by a Stranger;

THE Book;

EYEMAZING article by Hilaire Avril;

B Shot by a Stranger 2013.

March, 2014 by ©Gonzalo Bénard for 2HeadS
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