I’m out for a walk on the beach. My walk is slow, designed for stops at any moment, for further evoking, for examining, for re-looking. It’s like dancing, when you dance not for the demonstration of the steps or to keep the beat, but rather to exchange energy with your partner. In this kind of dance, it doesn’t matter if you move or not, as long as you’re connected. In the same way it doesn’t matter if I move down the beach at all. What matters is seeing with the camera. I allow myself to be led down the beach.
Archive for April, 2011
The show’s judge, Nancy McTague-Stock, comments on Ben’s photograph: “The beauty of this work lies as much in the professional printing as it does in the double exposure image. Like a Matisse cut out, this image offers a wonderful array of subtle, tonal changes and simplistic, yet beautifully articulated shapes. It leads the viewer into a narrative whereby they can decide the remainder of the story.”