Julien Benhamou loves the human body and loves movement, as well as the body in movement and its language within the frame.
When stumbling upon the unique bond between a photographer and his subject, his first camera in hand, Benhamou is but a teenager His focus on portraits leads him, a few years later, in 2007, to realize a dance project. « Danseurs de l’Opéra de Paris » (« Dancers of Paris Opéra ») sees one of the official photographers of the Opéra crossing paths with such greats as Marie-Claude Pietragalla or Benjamin Millepied, Mathilde Froustey and François Alu with whom he shot a special series for LECLAIREUR.
His sharp point of view and refined eye allow the photographer to freeze – in space and time – the particular moment when the body enhances its natural beauty to become more than a body, like a piece of art, a modern sculpture experiencing its own dynamic within the frame. He often defies the rules of gravity and – always – creates moments that breathe magic.