A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography by panchoassoluto. The model is Benoît Mangin. panchoassoluto is a portrait photographer who lives on a farm in the North Rhine-Westphalian forest. His artistic work is characterized by personal series that reflect his identity. A central theme of his work is the documentation of LGBTIQA+ farmers in Europe. He has also realized projects with fathers and sons and is currently working on a series about the gay movement of the 70s and 80s as the mother of the queer movement.
panchoassoluto avoids photographing models and instead concentrates on depicting real people in their natural environment. His approach is characterized by empathetic communication and a slow approach to his protagonists, creating intimate portraits that leave behind the insecurities of those portrayed. His next goal is to stage a series of couture.
Some of his portraits can be found in the series ‘Big City Boys’, which is also presented in his first self-published book. This book is available on his homepage or via a link on Instagram. In addition to his work in Berlin and Paris, his home is a central place for his artistic creativity.