June 27, 2010
Laurent Benaïm - Bodies
A first series of shoots by a French photograph called Laurent Benaïm that a closed friend opened my eyes on. I don't adhere to everything but his technique (gum) and his crude approach of bodies (here) and sex (in a later post) are very fascinating. I chose a non-sexual and non-fetichist selection here but most of his pictures are showing pornographic scenes involving people evidently practicing for their excitation and not being manipulated models. Sometimes, this is this lack of love dimension in these sex scenes that are rather sad and miserable. When the body is only meat in which we introduce our hands, our sexes, objects or anything else, when the flesh seems here only to be tortured and salvaged. I'm maybe too romantic. You can have a look to his work here.