Achingly Beautiful Portraits by Greg Ponthus

20-year-old French photographer Greg Ponthus takes some of the most achingly beautiful portraits we have ever laid eyes on. He brings out a vulnerability in his subjects that could only be achieved when a photographer truly knows his subjects. As we found out, currently, Ponthus only shoots his friends and family or people he's close to. That's because, in his words, “I find it truly interesting to capture the moment where they lose themselves.”

“I like to focus on the person, his or her look or expression,” he explains. “I always try to capture uncomfortable situations, a weakness I can find or something I can't say with my own words. I shoot with digital and film, finding in analog photography something more raw and honest.”

Greg Ponthus on Flickr

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