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Alexander Benz

Alexander Benz

France • Born in: 1974

Black and White Portraits

Dark photographic compositions

Photographers Artists

French artists

Alexander Benz is a Paris based photographer originally from Zurich, Switzerland. He studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and later obtained a masters in art curating from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Alexander is currently woking on a personal project called "Myself in Others" where he take pictures of his surroundings at times when they resonate strongly with how he feels at that very moment in space and time. The images are instant recreations, filtered through his emotions, of spontaneous chance encounters that took place at that particular location just moments before. The trigger to his reaction might be a strange setting, an unusual movement or a partly hidden subject just before they make eye contact.

The square format, the clean and minimal environment and the subtraction of any colour puts the focus on the momentary, often slightly playful or unexpected story rather than the actual subject itself. One could think of the images as movie stills, freeze frames of his reflections on something that just happened, something perhaps even barely noticeable at first-- as those reflections play out on the screen of his imagination. To him those images are a way to contemplate the absurdity of his own life, how he selectively sees his surrounding, the people he encounters and himself in the midst of it all.

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Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Glimpse, Photography

Alexander Benz

Glimpse, 2022 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Deep Breath, Photography

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Deep Breath, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Touchy, Photography

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Touchy, 2021 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Outlook, Photography

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Outlook, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Mirror Mirror, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Gone, Photography

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Gone, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Our recommendations Alexander Benz, Accidental View, Photography

Alexander Benz

Accidental View, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz

Deep Breath, 2017 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Dans le Metro, Photography

Alexander Benz

Dans le Metro, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Between The Lines, Photography

Alexander Benz

Between The Lines, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Structural Beauty, Photography

Alexander Benz

Structural Beauty, 2018 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Center Stage, Photography

Alexander Benz

Center Stage, 2019 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Shades of Grey, Photography

Alexander Benz

Shades of Grey, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Dog and Man, Photography

Alexander Benz

Dog and Man, 2018 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Accidental View, Photography

Alexander Benz

Accidental View, 2016 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Hiding, Photography

Alexander Benz

Hiding, 2020 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Un-Dress, Photography

Alexander Benz

Un-Dress, 2019 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Touchy, Photography

Alexander Benz

Touchy, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Look Look, Photography

Alexander Benz

Look Look, 2021 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Limelight, Photography

Alexander Benz

Limelight, 2019 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Rear window, Photography

Alexander Benz

Rear window, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Compartmentalised, Photography

Alexander Benz

Compartmentalised, 2018 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Spotlight, Photography

Alexander Benz

Spotlight, 2020 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, An amusing night In, Photography

Alexander Benz

An amusing night In, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Last call, Photography

Alexander Benz

Last call, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Curtain Call, Photography

Alexander Benz

Curtain Call, 2019 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Look Look, Photography

Alexander Benz

Look Look, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Roundabout, Photography

Alexander Benz

Roundabout, 2021 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Striangulation, Photography

Alexander Benz

Striangulation, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Roundabout, Photography

Alexander Benz

Roundabout, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Hanging On, Photography

Alexander Benz

Hanging On, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, This Or Nothing, Photography

Alexander Benz

This Or Nothing, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Styled, Photography

Alexander Benz

Styled, 2021 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Going In Circles, Photography

Alexander Benz

Going In Circles, 2019 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

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Alexander Benz, Styled, Photography

Alexander Benz

Styled, 2021 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Stand Bye, Photography

Alexander Benz

Stand Bye, 2014 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, In Bed With Helmut, Photography

Alexander Benz

In Bed With Helmut, 2016 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Parachute Jump, Photography

Alexander Benz

Parachute Jump, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Christmas Lights, Photography

Alexander Benz

Christmas Lights, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Shape Shifter, Photography

Alexander Benz

Shape Shifter, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Silver Lining, Photography

Alexander Benz

Silver Lining, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Booo, Photography

Alexander Benz

Booo, 2020 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Behind Closed Doors, Photography

Alexander Benz

Behind Closed Doors, 2015 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Structural Beauty, Photography

Alexander Benz

Structural Beauty, 2018 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Right From Her Perspective, Photography

Alexander Benz

Right From Her Perspective, 2017 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Headlight, Photography

Alexander Benz

Headlight, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Architects Anonymous, Photography

Alexander Benz

Architects Anonymous, 2017 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Roman Traffic, Photography

Alexander Benz

Roman Traffic, 2018 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Le Havre, Photography

Alexander Benz

Le Havre, 2019 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Le Havre, Photography

Alexander Benz

Le Havre, 2019 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Hairdo, Photography

Alexander Benz

Hairdo, 2015 15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$497

Alexander Benz, Scandinavian November Sky, Photography

Alexander Benz

Scandinavian November Sky, 2016 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Roman traffic, Photography

Alexander Benz

Roman traffic, 2018 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Facing south, Photography

Alexander Benz

Facing south, 2016 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, First Aid, Photography

Alexander Benz

First Aid, 2019 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.3 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Headlight, Photography

Alexander Benz

Headlight, 2017 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Architects Anonymous, Photography

Alexander Benz

Architects Anonymous, 2017 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

Alexander Benz, Center Stage, Photography

Alexander Benz

Center Stage, 2019 31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch Photography

$1,944

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Who is the artist?

Alexander Benz is a Paris based photographer originally from Zurich, Switzerland. He studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and later obtained a masters in art curating from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Alexander is currently woking on a personal project called "Myself in Others" where he take pictures of his surroundings at times when they resonate strongly with how he feels at that very moment in space and time. The images are instant recreations, filtered through his emotions, of spontaneous chance encounters that took place at that particular location just moments before. The trigger to his reaction might be a strange setting, an unusual movement or a partly hidden subject just before they make eye contact.

The square format, the clean and minimal environment and the subtraction of any colour puts the focus on the momentary, often slightly playful or unexpected story rather than the actual subject itself. One could think of the images as movie stills, freeze frames of his reflections on something that just happened, something perhaps even barely noticeable at first-- as those reflections play out on the screen of his imagination. To him those images are a way to contemplate the absurdity of his own life, how he selectively sees his surrounding, the people he encounters and himself in the midst of it all.

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What is Alexander Benz’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Black and White Portraits, Dark photographic compositions

When was Alexander Benz born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1974