Ray Charles, 1990

by Jacques Beneich

Photography : silver print, black & white edition 70 x 100 x 1 cm


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Numbered and limited to 30 copies

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Photography: silver print, black & white edition

Dimensions cm inch

70 x 100 x 1 cm Height x Width x Depth


Not framed




Black and white




Ray Charles

album cover

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Origin: France

Concert in July 1990, Nice, France. Art print, signed and numbered 2/30.

"It is because Jacques Beneich wanted to become a pilot that he joined an advertising agency and discovered photography.

After a degree in English at Censier and some temptations in rock, he devotes himself to the passion of photography. He quickly discovered the power of photography in all its forms, from reportage to still life. But what he prefers is to reveal the deep and hidden nature of beings.

It was Jacques Malignon who gave him his real encounter with fashion photography, when he went with him to New York in 1980.

In the New York studio, while following the master's teachings, he found himself immersed in the gleaming whirlwind of the 1980s, made up of ephemeral encounters, sleepless nights, but also intense and sleepless work. It is in the excesses of this new universe that he develops his photographic style, his sense of colors, bodies and light.

Back in Paris, he specializes in fashion photography and makes many sessions between Milan, New York and the Caribbean.

In 1989, he met jazz musicians, like B.B. King. He is captured by the deep and unique emotion that emanates from the faces of these jazz and bluesmen. His taste for portraiture takes its full measure here, at the antipodes of the light, glittering, smiling and ephemeral universe of fashion. He continues his career by realizing fashion sessions, portraits of personalities for press agencies and magazines.

Voluptuous intimacy of women's bodies or moving visions of creators and artists, it is always the same look that Jacques Beneich carries. A look that goes far beyond appearances and tries to pierce the mystery of these fleeting emotions. »

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Jacques Beneich

Jacques Beneich

France  • 1950

Jacques Beneich wanted to become a pilot, but he joined an advertising agency where he discovered photography.

After an English BA of at Censier and a few tries to make it in the rock'n'roll scene, he dedicates his career to his passion for photography. He discovers very quickly the power of photography in all its forms, from reportage to still life, but his favorite part of it is revealing people's profound and hidden nature.

He meets Jacques Malignon and through him, he gets to know fashion photography, and they go to New York together in 1980.
He works with his mentor in the New York studio, and he finds himself plunged in the craziness of the '80s, with brief encounters, sleepless nights but also of intense working periods and no sleep. In this atmosphere of excess of this new universe he develops his photographic style, his sense of colors, of bodies and light.

He returns to Paris, and specializes in fashion photography and pworks between Milan, New York and the Carribean.

In 1989, he makes the acquaintance of many jazz musicians. He is captivated by the deep emotions on the faces of these jazz and blues players. He produces portraits, and they seem to be the very antithesis of the light, glimmering, smiling and ephemeral fashion world. He pursues his career in fashion, but he also takes portraits of personalities for news agencies and popular magazines.

Whether he captures the voluptuousness of women bodies or touching visions of artists, Jacques Beneich has a unique perspective. A gaze that transports the viewer, beyond the surface, and that tries to decypher the mystery of these transient emotions.

The artist died on August 7th, in 2017.
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