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.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.