Yelena Yemchuk’s photographs of Gidropark, Kiev

“Yelena Yemchuk’s photographs of Gidropark, Kiev, Ukrain, were taken in the summer of 2005 through 2008. Gidropark, which Yemchuk linkens to a “Soviet version of Coney Island” was built in 1968 on the… Continue reading

Borrowed Self Portraits

Sometime ago I had one of those non-days… when you get stuck waiting for something important. On a parallel thought, I never understood “appropriation art”. People who steal others artworks to recreate them;… Continue reading

NUDE (nsfw) book by GBénard, now on amazon

NUDE by Gonzalo Benard NUDE, is a secret book of nudes, photographs that Gonzalo Bénard took from 2008 to 2012, in Barcelona, Lisbon and Paris. Gonzalo Bénard has been taking nudes in his… Continue reading

Out of the Blues XI

Here you have some lost and found photos… This first one is from a great photographer who circles in a parallel universe as he’s not that easy to find on internet. I was… Continue reading

When summer falls, by Dennis Iwaskiewicz

Dennis Iwaskiewicz was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1992 and studied photography for 1 year only once he didn’t like the academic approach of it. Dennis doesn’t feel comfortable with labels either. If… Continue reading

2HeadS turns 2YearS!

and here we are to celebrate the 2nd birthday of 2HeadS, your favourite blog on photography. Shameless, naked and raw. In these amazing 2 years many things happened here: 2HeadS joined tumblr YCP… Continue reading

RA before sunset. by Gonzalo Benard

RA is a teenager trying to find his place on earth. Before sunset.RA before sunset is a series of hidden corners in one’s life. Or how having a body makes more difficult to cross… Continue reading

The Imaginary Beings, by Gonzalo Bénard

“The Imaginary Beings” is a book by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, but it’s also an exhibition by Gonzalo Bénard in the Cultural Centre of Cascais, from 1st August to 19th October 2014.… Continue reading

50 Shades of Monochrome by Jeremy M.

Taking photographs shouldn’t be about the gear, because getting hung up on technology is a quick way to cramp our creative process.  Besides, if you do a quick search online you will quickly… Continue reading

The Sacred and Profane Anna Zavileiskaia

I’m quite sure that Anna never gets bored. Anna Zavileiskaia was born in Moscow and trained as architect now living and works in Budapest. On her breaks, like any creator has, Anna cuts… Continue reading

I will leave trails in 3 clouds

or the day I hugged the tree that grows over my father’s ashes. (Excerpt from The Sacred Book of G.) ∆ I Will Leave Trails in 3 Clouds from G.Bénard on Vimeo. ∆… Continue reading

on Face Identity

  One of the perks of walking around in the city without glasses is the blurriness on other people’s face. If face is identity, I then walk amongst faceless souls. Every time a… Continue reading

The Lost and Found World War II photographs

Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted… Continue reading

Out of the Blues X

I’m sure you’re missing the 2HeadS “Out of the Blues”. So here you have it. This week with photographs by Irving Penn, Len Prince, Marc Allégret, Ma Liang, Pierre Boucher, Felix Lupa, Max… Continue reading

The Omo Valley of Terri Gold

I have to be honest. When I saw this series I immediatly had a mix feeling: I liked it, at the same time that I had the thought: well, now we have infrared… Continue reading

Keiyo Street, by Sebastian Schlüter

After seeing Sebastian Schlüter‘s series “Keiyo Street”, a few questions came up to my mind… mostly about rhythms of life. And about the life of music: 2HeadS – We tend to get used… Continue reading

Ecce Homo by Evelyn Bencicova

Evelyn Bencicova’s series “Ecce Homo” was a beautiful surprise in this week. I didn’t know her work, but this series captivated me by its clean beauty, tones, composition, lines and movement. In Ecce… Continue reading

Historical Photographs (NSFW)

More than literature, visual arts have been giving us a sense of history since the very first visual representation. From fashion to politics, sociology to history itself, there is lots of information we… Continue reading

Autistic Solitude vs. Loneliness: the B Shot by a Stranger project

While we can experience solitude – as part of our personality or as a fulfilment by itself -, being or feeling lonely is quite a different thing. Solitude is great, you feel independent,… Continue reading

Out of the Blues IX

Following the series Out of the blues, here’s the lost & found selection for this week: Amiko Kavtaradze, Caio Vita, Jeff Bark, Namsa Leuba, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Sebastian-Alexander Stamatis, Frank Rheinboldt, Terry… Continue reading

Hymnal of Dreams, by Elijah Gowin

“Raised in the Northern United States by Southern parents, I have always considered my Southern roots to provide a true sense of home and place.  A slice of family land in Virginia, nourished… Continue reading

The Grotesque Flagellantism, by Gerard Asay

Once in a while we have great submissions and Gerard Asay‘s work came over shortly after I asked for work conencting Religion/Faith with Body/Skin. About this series “Flagellantism – A grotesque phenomenon in… Continue reading

From Transylvania with Love, by Vlad Dumitrescu

“An introduction of my work should start with a short description of Romania. The magic of this country lies in its landscapes and in its warm people that are living in villages from… Continue reading

Flamboya, by Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen (Dutch, born 1972) studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Some of her earliest memories are of life in Kenya, where she spent three… Continue reading

Occupied Pleasures, by Tanya Habjouqa

Tanya Habjouqa was born in Jordan and educated in the United States, receiving her masters in Global Media and Middle East Politics from the University of London SOAS. Beginning her career in Texas,… Continue reading

Out of the Blues VIII (NSFW)

Following the Out of the Blues VII (NSFW), here’s the lost & found selection for this week: Alexis Vasilikos, Christian Vogt, Jeff Bark, Josef Koudelka, Frank-Rheinboldt, Lukas Holas, Maurizio Cattelan, Oleg Kulik, Ray Bidegain,… Continue reading

Une Encyclopédie Imaginaire, by Laurent Millet

Une Encyclopédie Imaginaire, by Laurent Millet. If you take a walk through Millet’s work you will feel connected. Connected with nature, as human. With our own doubts and wonderings. Our own weight and… Continue reading

Daily Bread, by Jean-Marc Caimi (NSFW)

Daily Bread, by Jean-Marc Caimi 30th of May – 29th of June 2014 at Galleri Vasli Souza   “Sex, food, nature, the city where I live, my son, relationships, friends, family, even fleeting… Continue reading

La Petite Mort shows its Collection (NSFW)

If you’re in Canada, you can’t miss this opportunity! If you’re not, check them at La Petite Mort Gallery. La Petite Mort Gallery is making a special photography sale in Collaboration with SPAO… Continue reading

Alberto Garcia-Alix (NSFW)

“Photography has something infernal about it: there’s no coming back.” Alberto Garcia-Alix is a Spanish photographer who seems to have led the Movida Madrileña, bringing to light powerful images of this cultural movement.… Continue reading

Myths of the Human, by Alexis Vasilikos

“There is a story I heard in India, which says that when the consciousness manifested for the first time the first thing it did, for a split second, was to return back to… Continue reading

Chang Chao-Tang, the Ironic Absurdity

Chang Chao-Tang began with photography in 1959, while still in high school, which was during Taiwan’s long period of martial law, known as the White Terror that ended in 1987. Until recently, Chang… Continue reading

A Shamanic Totem, by Gonzalo Bénard

Few days ago, after I made public my new series for the exhibition I’m preparing for July, I got an amazing email about the new series: (…) “By definition totem is an object… Continue reading

Out of the Blues VII (NSFW)

Here we are again to show few photographs that caught my eye this week! Some of them were new to me, some others not, but some photographs get even better when we look… Continue reading

My Top 20 Photographers (NSFW)

You often ask me who are the photographers I most admire, those I never cease to look at to learn with, those who inspired and keep inspiring me the most. Even though my… Continue reading

Hybrids (NSFW)

“Hybrids” is a series of photographs with half humans half animals, part of the exhibition “The Imaginary Beings” inspired in the homonymous book by Jorge Luis Borges, in the classic mythology, Palaeolithic shamanism… Continue reading

B Shot by a Stranger: The New Loners (NSFW)

In this generation of screenagers, it seems that loneliness is taking an incredible role. People doesn’t smell each other anymore. They don’t touch each other. They barely know what a hug means. They… Continue reading

Out of the Blues VI

Here’s the Out of the Blues selection of the week: Billy und Hells, Freddie Ardley, Karborn, Rodney Smith, Robyn Cumming, Sayaka Maruyama, Paul Blanca, Constantin Brancusi by himself, George Mallory by Duncan Grant,… Continue reading

The Invisible Straw.

Self portrait as Marina A with the Invisible Straw. Title for an Art Performance: “The Invisible Straw“. Location: Louvre, next to Mona. Guest: James F. (who happens to be passing by and we… Continue reading

Ana Hatherly, April 25th 1974.

or the Portuguese revolution 40 years ago. Portugal always had this need of dragging its own past with it, and its past has so much weight in its people that they never have… Continue reading

Victor Ershov’s People

It’s not an easy task to find his work on internet, in this age in which you can find everything about everyone. But I was preparing a new Out of the Blues, when… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

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