Behnam Bornak “Music Hurts My Eyes” 3.01 – 27.01.2002January 3, 2002 11:07 pm
Behnam Bornak was born in Tehran, Iran on the 21st of September, 1976. At the age of nine, he moved to Amsterdam, where later his fascination for music began to grow. Behnam started to photograph seriously after secondary school, and this medium allowed him to express his love for music.
He attended various art academies but discontinued them prematurely. In that period Behnam obsessively scoured the Dutch and Belgian concert halls. Since he does not work on assignments, a large portion of his time is dedicated into smuggling himself, and above all his camera, into these venues. As a result of his enthusiasm, interest and personal approach to the people and the music, he quickly gets to know many of the musicians. He has therefore developed particularly close relations with the lively Belgian music scene.