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Benjamin Løzninger’s Photo Series: Where There’s Smoke, There’s A Fire

French photographer Benjamin Løzninger starts fires in Brooklyn for new smoke series.

French Photographer Starts Fires In Brooklyn For New Series

Last month when I first saw this series, I wasn’t sure if its thick grey smoke was digitally inserted into its composition or if it was the other way around. Without sponging out the mystique of the photography and primarily focusing on the technicality of it all, I must admit that I enjoy the finished product, if you will. Løzninger’s results are properly executed.

Visually riveting, I think our messenger is creatively letting us know that we are in a state of emergency. From what? I am unsure. I believe we are being warned, or being awakened. I could be reading far too deep into his work and it may not be his aim at all, but this series has definitely sparked a thought or two in mind. Has it done the same for you?


About Benjamin Løzninger

French-born and Brooklyn-based, Benjamin Løzninger is an art director, graphic designer, photographer, musician, video editor, sound engineer, illustrator, and multi-media artist. Trained at France’s prestigious École des Arts Décoratifs, Løzninger made his first video, a soaring sci-fi rock fantasy, at the tender age of 10. Now, as an artist and graphist, he helped launch Paris’s famous musical odyssey agency, Super! who produced the 2012 Pitchfork Paris festival. He is also an active touring musician and uses his world tours to experiment with photographic diary projects –  imbuing his travels with a signature paradox of melancholy and color. In 2011, he directed Elektrisk Gønner’s “Uknowhatiwant” music video which generated over 1 million views online and was featured on Syfy’s Lost Girl series. In 2013 Løzninger co-founded FrenchBK, a creative collective focused on innovations in the ever-blurring lines between the culture of digital storytelling and experimental brand experiences. He’s also an Art Director for the Los Angeles “creatively driven agency” No Subject.


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Written by Richardine Bartee

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