by Nini Baseema in New Photography on Wednesday 11 July 2012

Gonzalo Bénard is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. I particularly like his self-portraits as they are of an intimidating quality, ignoring common beauty ideals and stereotypes. In his recent series of pictures, he focuses on capturing people in their vulnerable, intimate, nude, private, and lonely moments, telling their story from the perspective of a stranger. It’s a beautiful and haunting series.