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Alexander Benz Deep Breath , 2017

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  • Medium

    Photography : pigment ink, black & white edition

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    31.5 x 31.5 x 0 inch

  • Support

    Photography on fine art paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 10 copies
    8 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

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    Signed artwork

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    This portrait was taken in Stockholm, Sweden at a late, dark winter night after a long and hard week of work. The darkness and the cold reflect the mood felt in that moment before calling it a day. The cigarette as a moment of relaxation but also the sober realisation that work will continue the following Monday.

    The image was taken with a Leica and shot as is. The only manipulation done to the picture are basic image adjustments.

    The photo is best printed on a satin fine art paper like Hahnemuehle to increase the sense of this low light shot containing grain and lots of dark areas.
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Origin: France
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Alexander Benz

France Born in: 1974

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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Alexander Benz, Deep Breath
Alexander Benz, Deep Breath