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Bruno Gmünder and French photographer Fred Goudon present photo book CINQ, which is an extraordinary touching and sensitive piece of work. Of course the title is way more than a simple enumeration. The number five — cinq in the French language — is in many cultures a symbol for the human being, for love, but also for unity, harmony and balance.
“This is what I feel when I am working”, explains Goudon. Of course “Five” also stands for the five senses. And one can truly gain the impression that this is a book for all of our senses: You can almost smell the alluring odor of these infatuate men, feel their strong bodies, taste the salt on their skin and hear their sighs … it’s due to Goudon’s unique talent that every single picture is drenched with amazing intimacy.
Fred Goudon’s models — some of them wrote accompanying texts for the book — tell how easy and enriching it is to work with Goudon. His idea is clearly visible and successfully implemented: to create his own interpretation of the men he photographs. As an example, the actor Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”, “Brothers & Sisters” and others) — who was discovered by Goudon at the age of 18 — writes: “He has the ability to evoke in his models that je ne sais quoi that makes him the unique human being that he is … what an artist!”
Fred Goudon was born in Cannes in the south of France on June 1, 1965. He studies journalism, worked as a radio DJ and then as a press photographer. He has been working as a fashion and advertising photographer and reached further prominence with the release of the photo books Aqua, Bedtime Stories, Sunday Morning and Virility by Bruno Gmünder.
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