Benjamin Brayer

21.08.2012 in16:11 in Street Photographer -->


France – Paris


It all began in 2005. At 25 and after spending six years in London I moved to Barcelona, fascinated by the city and its light. I started painting and fell in love with photography. I sharpened my eye and quickly produced simple and unadorned photos tinged with nostalgia.

My work was rewarded a year later when I won the Farinera del Clot international contest of photography and had two personal exhibitions in Barcelona.Back in Paris I worked as an assistant in a fashion studio. But after a few months I went back to my first love: the streets and ordinary people, a look, a smile, emotions: the photo of the moment, one that does not cheat.

Inspired by music, poetry and visual arts I place human, space and fortuity at the heart of my work.