Featuring an exclusive outtake of Benjamin Guillonneau’s artbook “My Boys”.
Benjamin Guillonneau is art director and works in advertising, fashion and photo for more than 12 years. On a daily basis, he helps brands with their products’ valuation strategies and manages production and post-production via his communication agency. Managing director of RAISE for 6 years, photography, contemporary art and trends magazine, he collaborated with various photographers. Naturally and in a self-educated manner, he begins photo to put in images his own ideas. This book represents its first constructed, thoughtful and organized work as photographer. He chose a really vital theme for him, as much as drink, eat or sleep: the boys.
In this very personal project, he is joined by Florian Bardou for the texts-writing. He brings a new look, an outside look but more than anything a neutral look. The author doesn’t know “the boys” or their lives, he offers his own interpretation of images and names, without knowing what really connects every model to the photographer. Florian is a young independent web and print journalist, working for Slate.fr, Streetpress, Metronew, Trax or ça m’intéresse (and others). Past voice of LGBT press (Yagg and Têtu), he is especially passionate by social movements, environment, Americas, current music, but also attractive boys.
This book will be a luxurious case dedicated to photo report. Advantageous dimensions, 24x34x3,5 cm, weighing 1,5 kilo, a thick hardcover with a leather finish , and a printing of engraved text mirrors (by hot stamping silver), a silver edge old-books-style and a protecting varnish.
Printed on 170gr paper, MY BOYS lines up in the category of beautiful art books, those whom we expose proudly in our bookcase, and those whom we offer to aesthetes.
MY BOYS is organized like a first names directory. To each model’s first name is associated a text, written as an erotic narratives, mixing intimate confessions and one-night stands. Inspired by images, etymology, or great men of this world, we raise a fictionalized portrait of each man and present, between glorified reality and poetic fiction, their generic personality. With MY BOY, you won’t see these first names, your first name, in the same way anymore. All texts will be translated in French and in English.