Personal Space


I think one of my favourite ways of shooting is going up to strangers and asking to take their portrait. When I’m lucky, the image they hope to project, the way they’d like to be perceived, tells more truth in a single photo than you might learn from their whole biography. I guess what I’m really doing is using my camera to bridge the distance that separates me from those who inhabit realities that are very different from my own in the hope of learning something about myself. When I succeed I realise that we all belong to the same family of 7.8 billion people.

 

Ben Vine (England)

Under the alias of analogueresistance, Ben Vine has spent over ten years researching stereography’s unique language. When this is applied to portraiture the sitters take on a sculptural quality and their physical presence generates and almost intimate dialogue between subject and viewer.