Ben’s Artist Statement

Jun 09, 2009

My goal isn’t to be different it’s to be authentic, to be honest.

My approach is based on letting go of expectations and assumptions about how people should look or behave. I want to go past formal poses and pretenses. I want to use the photographic
experience as a way of finding truth and connection. I really want to make the camera itself go away, so that I’m performing effortlessly and my subjects are acting naturally, unselfconsciously, expressing their spirit and their love for one another.

The times when this happens I call Moments of Grace. It’s when two and two equals five.

Nantucket Ferry Study
Photographing During a Pandemic

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