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‘People are cruel and beautiful.’

A contradiction that appears often in his work. Maxime Ballesteros is a photographer with a unique and captivating perspective on the world. Born in France and now based in Berlin, Maxime has made a name for himself through his stunning, intimate portraits and his ability to capture the beauty and complexity of the human form.

Maxime's work is both deeply personal and universal. He explores themes of identity, sexuality, and desire, often through his subjects' bodies and expressions. His photographs are at once raw and refined, intimate and distant, creating a sense of tension that draws the viewer in and holds them there.
In his portraits, Maxime creates a space of vulnerability and openness. His subjects are often depicted in moments of intimacy or introspection, allowing the viewer to witness something deeply personal and authentic. Through his use of light and shadow, Maxime creates a sense of drama and depth, elevating his subjects to a level of timeless beauty.

The photography of Ballesteros often blends juxtaposing concepts: day and night, dream and nightmare, subjective and objective, resulting in imagery that captures the extremes of both repulsion and intrigue.

Maxime's work has been featured in exhibitions and publications around the world, including The New York Times, Vice, and Dazed & Confused, along with photography for luxury brands such as Miu Miu and Prada to name a few. He has also released several books of his photography, including "Les Absents" and "Any Ball".


His art has garnered a loyal following and critical acclaim, with many lauding his ability to capture the complexity of the human experience.

In a world where photography is ubiquitous,
Maxime Ballesteros stands out as a true artist, creating work that is both strikingly beautiful and deeply meaningful. His photographs invite us to look closer, to see beyond the surface and into the heart of the matter, and to discover something new and profound about ourselves and our world.

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'Les Absents'

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