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A stranger, Subway montreal by BenoitPaille A stranger, Subway montreal by BenoitPaille
A stranger, Subway montréal


Démarche:
Interroger le monde hypermoderne dans lequel on vis et tenté de brisé l'hyperindividualisme et l’anonymat de la grande ville. En allant dans des Non-lieux (métro, centre commercial, rue passante à l’heure de point) et en demandant à des étranger de les prendre en photo, je brise pour quelque instant le fonctionnement habituelle de ce monde hypermoderne. Je rend ces Non-lieux existants en y créant un événement dont l’étranger vas se souvenir. Mes modèles je les choisis non pas pour leurs beautés esthétiques, mais pour leurs beautés émotionnelles du moment.

non-lieux: [link](anthropologie)
Hyper-modernité: [link]

interview: [link]


[link]


Approach to photography:
Questioning the hypermodern world in which we are living and trying to break this hyper-individualism and the anonymity of the big city. By going into “Non-lieux” (no existing places) (subways, malls, and crowded streets at rush hours …;) and by talking to people to take photos, I break the usual way this hyper-modern world works for a few instants. I make real these “non-lieux” by creating an event that the stranger will remember. I choose my models because of the emotional beauty of the instant and not because of their esthetic beauties.
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:iconkvitalij:
kvitalij Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Fantastic shot, may I ask, did you use any other light source? Or was it some other source?
Thank you
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:iconthealphaomega444:
TheAlphaOmega444 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
He looks tough
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:iconcatherinetterings:
CatherinetteRings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Artisan Crafter
wow , Excellent ! Très belle capture !
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:iconjpthart:
JPtHart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student Photographer
amazing.
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:iconiamdallas:
iamdallas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
wooonderful portrait
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:iconcooleekoff:
cooleekoff Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good!
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:icontheqine:
TheQine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
I truly admire your work! Was this taken with a f/1.4? I really LOVE the shallow depth of field! :aww:
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:icontheqine:
TheQine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
I truly admire your work! Was this taken with a f/1.4? I really LOVE the shallow depth of field! :aww:
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:iconbj666:
bj666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
wow simply amazing.. your colours and textures... sigh
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:iconvenomsrt10:
venomsrt10 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student
un très très bon piqué ! bravo
vous avez utilisé du 55mm 1.4 ?
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:iconfreesvea:
FreeSvea Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Another great portrait!
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:iconblackmeteor:
BlackMeteor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Impressive shot + details! [^^]b
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:iconryzzus:
ryzzus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
great picture :+fav:
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:iconryzzus:
ryzzus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
wow ! great picture, great "model" casual person ! wow ! :+fav:
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:iconanthoblack:
Anthoblack Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Très prenant !
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:iconmusical-romantic:
musical-romantic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
what a fantastic face :) your work is a pleasure to look at, always :D
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:iconbwiti:
bwiti Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Comme d'autres je trouve tes trois derniers portraits très impressionnants... Je suis donc revenu un peu en arrière dans ta galerie afin de déterminer ce qui a pu changer et je crois que de cadrer ainsi en format non carré apporte beaucoup à tes scènes. Ici ces individus se décollent littéralement du contexte que tu détermines comme de l'hyper-modernité alors qu'en format carré ils me semblent plutôt s'y enfermer... Dans tous les cas c'est stupéfiant.
Une petite question : Tu parles tout le temps de photoshop, ne travailles tu pas également avec lightroom ?
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:iconbenoitpaille:
BenoitPaille Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
on s'en fou non ?
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:iconbwiti:
bwiti Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
faut croire que non...
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:iconchirilas:
chirilas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
is loooove to get a glimpse into how you do your editing. i love the colour tones =) both skin and background
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:iconvitamins3:
Vitamins3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
he even looks like a stranger
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:iconpaladinanarchy:
paladinanarchy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I was outgoing enough to do this type of thing.
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:icongoldfishes101:
goldfishes101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
you have an amazing approach to photography, i just love it :heart:
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:iconxenophotography:
XenoPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
you use macro lens with long aperture?
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:iconbenoitpaille:
BenoitPaille Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
50mm
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:icongosteoner:
GosteOner Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this series, but they all look so shocked :XD:
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:iconamir101:
Amir101 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009   Photographer
Oh my! I was actually in those subways! :wow:
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:iconrainbowcarnagexx:
rainbowcarnageXX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Out of interest, what do you say to the people when you start talking to them? Do you explain your whole idea or do you simply say "can i take a picture of you?"
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:iconblownafuse:
blownaFUSE Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
at first, I was drawn to this because 'Montreal' was in the title. It's where I'm from and currently reside. But then when I actually looked--properly--at your picture, I really liked. It's very detailed and intriguing.
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:icondespoilah:
Despoilah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
It's so detailed.

Love it.
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:iconradu-jm:
radu-jm Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
superb!
A really cool approach that requires plenty of courage!
I sincerely admire you!
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:iconoblakorez:
oblakorez Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed.
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:iconproama:
proama Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
weak retouch around his face
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:iconslgado:
Slgado Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
weak comment !!
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:iconbenoitpaille:
BenoitPaille Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
?
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:iconproama:
proama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well, I'm not sure.. I meant right side of his face looks different ( lighter and softer ) from its other, but may you didn't do anything on the face! perhaps his visage was it itself! no problem,
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:iconslgado:
Slgado Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
f1.4 !!
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:iconproama:
proama Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol, I said lighter and softer.. f1.4?? :-j
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:iconkruemelmonstrr:
kruemelmonstrr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009   Photographer
Life seems to have influenced him a lot -
he looks so wise!


I love your work.
These strangers photos are so gorgeous!
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
He looks alot like Ben Cartwright of the long ago Banaza series on TV. Nice capture.
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:iconrdgr:
rdgr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
NICE!!!
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:iconpetitpomme:
petitpomme Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very good. :)
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:iconetiennel:
EtienneL Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Les 3 dernier portraits que tu a mis sur deviantart sont vraiment superbe , ! Tres belle ambience !
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:iconwelleby:
Welleby Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Beautiful! :D
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:iconblondbearded:
blondBearded Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
the best portrait i saw for days...very impressive. very well done
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