A stranger, Montréal, Andy

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© benoit paille
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J’essaie d’aller plus loin dans la rencontre des individus, dans leur intimité. En dirigeant mes modèles et en les modelant à ma guise, je crée des portraits plus vrais que nature, je capte un regard qui n’existerait pas sans mon intervention. De là peut alors naître des séquences narratives uniques.
J’interroger le monde hypermoderne dans lequel on vit et je tente de briser l'hyperindividualisme et l’anonymat de la grande ville. En allant dans des non-lieux2 (métro, centre commercial, rue passante à l’heure de pointe) et en demandant à des étrangers de les prendre en photo, je brise pour quelques instants le fonctionnement habituel de ce monde hypermoderne1. Je rends ces non-lieux existants en y créant un événement dont l’étranger va se souvenir.

Approach to photography:
Questioning the modern world in which we are living and trying to break this individualism and the anonymity of the big city. By going into “Non-lieux” (no existing places) (subways, malls, and crowded streets at rush hours …;) and by talking to people to take photos, I break the usual way this modern world works for a few instants. I make real these “non-lieux” by creating an event that the stranger will remember.

12 responses

  • Larissa Mogano

    Larissa Mogano said (21 Jan 2010):

    stunning.

  • Jess Smith

    Jess Smith said (26 Jan 2010):

    The eyes – they get you.

  • Jade Lopes

    Jade Lopes said (21 Feb 2010):

    j'adore cette photo! ainsi que toutes tes photos! c'est tellement personnel et les expressions sont toujours parfaites, intense!

  • Mike Davidson

    Mike Davidson said (1 Mar 2010):

    as usual, another stunning image, well done

  • Frank Giger

    Frank Giger (Deleted) said (15 Mar 2010):

    One can almost see into the soul through those eyes...

    Undeniable capture, keep them coming!

  • Fatima Abadilla

    Fatima Abadilla (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    splendid.

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (28 Apr 2010):

    u do a great job going into the intimity of ur subjects.. this one is amazing.. well done

  • Lydia Chebbine

    Lydia Chebbine (Deleted) said (29 Jul 2010):

    Unbelievable photo, very intimate indeed.

  • B Tichvinksy

    B Tichvinksy said (2 May 2011):

    J'adore!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Sep 2011):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • Zoé Falardeau

    Zoé Falardeau said (22 Jan 2012):

    C'est merveilleux, ce que tu fais. Prendre des photos aussi intenses de genre qu'on ne connait pas, c'est pas facile et je suis impressionnée!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (21 Sep 2012):

    Fantastic work.Congrats!!!

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