Freckles: Benoit Paille Captures the Human Face

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Benoit Paille studied medical biology for three years before he found his calling in the fine arts. Based in Montreal, Paille taught himself the art of photography and found a particular passion for capturing the raw emotions of his subjects. Throughout his photographic journey he’s experimented with many variations of light and color, and the resulting images show his careful attention to these details. In his words:

“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.”

Many artists find inspiration in his works and utilize his photography as inspiration for drawings and paintings. A good amount of his subjects have freckles which he enjoys capturing. Through his work, Paille successfully captures the mystery and depth that exists in the human face. Check out more of his work here.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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