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I am above all else constantly experimenting with my immediate environment, both social and natural. To put it more accurately, my work focuses on questioning the limits imposed by humanity.
How can one push away these self imposed limits and constraints. Or, as in my most recent series, how to redefine the landscape with the help of a manmade light presence. While playing with the boundaries between conventions, I try to find a personal definition of established photographic genres.
At the heart of this research, light is predominant in the process of sublimation of the commonplace, of the forgotten and neglected subject. I work and explore light as I would a sculptural media, as a matrix of what we can see and interpret. I feel that showing banality could make it extraordinary, and thus I take great care to create repetitions, through a rigorous and obsessive series-oriented approach, motivated by a quest for pure aesthetics.
I am also interested in the narrative the image induces, in the story it invariably creates. My approach could be said to be documentary-based, but only at first glance, for in truth I try to transform reality. I wish to present of people, things and places a vision that is free of any (self) learnt stereotypes.
I lean therefore more towards the constructed image. Constructing images allows me to reach my goal quicker, which is to uncover a neglected reality, judged too commonplace to be of any interest. To show the real, I use tricks and fakery: it is my belief that photography is not a representation of the real, but creates it.
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"simply an awesome photostream. just had to fave almost all the pics in here. they are stunning... love to see much more of this photo artist..."
16th January, 2011
. IM says:
"Benoit, c'te gros pédé, il ira loin !"
27th December, 2010
"Benoit has one of the most fabulous portrait work that I ever seen 
His vision, editing and creativity are beyond comprehension.
All you can expect from a great photographer is Benoit."
21st September, 2010
"After many many years on flickr, and marvelling and admiring the work of so many talented artists, I finally felt my first twinge of real jealousy. I actually said "I hate you" aloud while browsing your stream. Your work is exactly where I want to be, but you possess a technical skill and grace with the camera that I doubt I can ever attain. I bow before you!!"
26th September, 2010
Fernando Farfán says:
"The best photographer you can find on flickr, or any other place""
4th July, 2009
Love Of Carnage! says:
"Possibly the BEST portrait photographer on Flickr!"
13th August, 2009
Tiagø Ribeiro says:
"Benoit has one of the most fabulous portrait work that I ever seen.
He's a flickr superstar for sure."
25th June, 2009
"Un vrai plaisir de parcourir la galerie de Benoit...avec du dérangeant, du beau, du beau dérangeant et des beaux-Jean."
15th April, 2009
Sarah Brewington Baulac says:
"Constantly leaves me awe-struck and inspired."
4th April, 2009
La Manchù says:
2nd February, 2009
"I love everything that appears on benoit stream, is a magician of photography, a god!.
worthy of my admiration-
Is an honor to have it in my contacts and a pleasure too.
Thanks for all this
A big kiss
22nd January, 2009
"T'es un emmerdeur de première au talent, à l'œil ou au doigt (chois ce que tu veux) remarquable. Tu as permis à beaucoup de monde de comprendre ce qu'est une démarche artistique et quelle en est son but.
A force de temps tu marqueras sûrement les gens à travers tes photos au delà de FlickR, Deviant Art et des Trois Rivières."
23rd January, 2009
Michelle Brea says:
"The first time I saw his stream, I fell in love with his yummy colors and wonderful compositions, but what really makes these photos so special is the overall concept, raw, crude, striking, blue, disturbing and at the same time beautiful photos, that will make you want more and more."
14th January, 2009
Juliets Photos says:
"my favorite photographer on flickr."
30th October, 2008
"Benoît est un vrai artiste pour moi: il sublime dans la photo ses émotions, ses frustrations et ses sentiments les plus profonds avec beauté et maestria!
Mais il le fait aussi avec une telle sincérité et intensité que parfois ses photos sont à la limite du regardable...
He makes you feel alive..."
24th December, 2008
Redding Photographics says:
"I just want to open the top of Benoit's head to see what's going on in there! Love his work, it's a mixer of emotions and sights."
27th September, 2008
Lauren Peralta says:
"I could look at your photos for hours.
I feel completely brought back to life."
25th September, 2008
"here, we are shown ' magic ' and we are taken into an endless tale..Tales of Benoit.
this has to be the meaning of photography."
29th August, 2008
"Todo de Benoit me encanta!"
12th August, 2008
André Lui Bernardo says:
"He is crazy, he is insane, he is dark, he is sensitive, he is colourful, he is PERFECT."
8th August, 2008
"benoit is my all-time favorite photographer on flickr. i hope he stays healthy so that i can keep viewing his work for many more years to come."
30th July, 2008
Edisson V says:
"Para mí, una de las galerías más interesantes que he visto en Flickr... 100% recomendado todo el trabajo de Benoit.P =)"
27th July, 2008
Keely Yount says:
"Benoit.P is one of my favorite photographers on flickr. His photographs are all so unique, and genial. I've always been jealous of how he gets such equisite colors in his photos. They're absolutely gorgeous! Benoit has an eye for tasteful nudes as well. As some can be a little uncomfortable, they are still beautifully done. But that's what art is. Making others feel things whether it be being uncomfortable or absolutely delighted. Benoit definitely succeeds at this.
24th July, 2008
"Souvent, je cite Benoit P comme exemple lors d'échanges avec d'autres photographe... Du goût, une perception graphique percutante... Pas grand chose me deplait, et quand bien même, je trouve toujours un point sur lequel sa difference fait son exception... Je l'envie sans jalousie, avec respect."
2nd July, 2008
Kelsie DiPerna says:
"I gotta say, Benoit's photostream is my favorite out of every one i've ever been to. I love his creativity and raw emotions expressed in all of his photos. I'm always checking back to see more of his brilliant work!
11th June, 2008
"What one can say about Benoit? He is an artist, and his soul is at large thus he is trying to dig it out from our emotions."
10th April, 2008
B N C T O N Y says:
"Bon bah ecoute, je trouve que tu as énormément de gout, ce qui rend tes photos vraiment tres belles !
3rd April, 2008
allman was here says:
"I'm a fan of his works. I want to fave all his works but that will be too much greedy of me, LOL! Very nice gallery and I must say a very passionate artist and in some ways unique. just keep it coming, because we are always looking forward to see your works first hand, I mean not on magazines that someday might be."
7th January, 2008
Twiggy Tu says:
"like your pics !!!! say hi ^^"
15th August, 2007
"Bon je vais pas polluer toutes tes photos ... à chaque fois que je passe je fais un carnage en Favs :)
J'suis fan de ce que tu fais Benoit !!
Tes séries TC sont du meilleur gout et t'as le secret de ce délicieux mélange du bon gout (graphique) et de l'humour ...
Voilà j'ai vidé mon sac ;)
See you soon !!!"
24th June, 2007
- Benoit Paillé
- May 2007
- Montreal, Canada
- I am:
- Male and Single
- gbuffer [at] msn.com