About the Book
For the subject it’s so much easier to share with a stranger who will not judge you. They know that they’re being shot. They feel good doing so. They feel that you are someone giving them the attention they need at this moment when they feel lonely. They expose themselves. They play. They laugh. They talk. They pose. Naturally. Being themselves, feeling safe, shot by a stranger. A stranger that they can trust.
Gonzalo Bénard is the stranger that is shooting - a long distance voyeur - young volunteers who are lonely in their homes; the process becomes a kind of sociological game - Bénard becomes the witness of their solitary habits. Shooting the screen via a webcam, like a security camera, he records their private moments, never leaving them while they cook, shower, read, drink, play, sleep or dance alone in their own private places. From all over the world.
This sociological/photographic series "B Shot by a Stranger" have been lectured in several colleges and universities worldwide, apart from featured in several publications online and in print, it has always been the subject of masters and final thesis of some students. This is a book of photography, a compilation of the first 2 years of the project. A final book is to be released in September 2015 with new photographs and texts.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Arts & Photography Books
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Softcover: 9781320606479
- Publish Date Apr 07, 2012
- Language English
- Keywords youth, nude, loneliness, voyeur, screenager, black and white, B Shot by a Stranger, Gonzalo Bénard, art, photography, GBenard
Portuguese born, Gonzalo W. Bénard has been living between Barcelona, Lisbon and Paris. Doing his live as artist photographer and writer, he has his works being lectured in several universities around the globe, with more than 40 exhibitions around the world, with his artworks in great art collections, private and public, from Sir Elton John to Museum of Serralves, Porto, and often featured in the main magazines like Eyemazing or published in Thames & Hudson. Gonzalo W. Bénard is HFA and has been tutor and teacher, storyteller and art curator. He was raised in a deep historical and cultural environment with his multiple European roots. He soon developed his taste and skills in writing, painting, photography, drawing and cooking. Natural healer and spiritual medium he’s a shaman who studied with masters in Africa and in the high mountains of Tibet for several years often required or invited as so.