This showcase series features the creative conceptual photography of Ben Zank.
Ben gave us a little background to his work:
I grew up in a small town called Riverdale. It’s not actually small, but I call it small anyway so people think I’m a country boy. I started taking pictures at age 18. I was using my grandmothers Pentax ME Super which I think is one of the best cameras I ever had.
I got pretty into the whole conceptual photo thing on flickr not long after that. I took two beginner photography classes in college, but I’m mostly self-taught.
Your work is mostly concept-driven, can you tell us more about your photographic style, and your creative process?
The funny thing about my style is that I don’t think I’ve found one yet. And if I have, it’s my current location that is hindering it. New York City is a terrible place to do what I like to do. As for my process… its all over the place. I find my best ideas being completely spontaneous.
What equipment do you use?
I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 3 prime lenses, a tripod and an interval timer.
What are your plans for the rest of 2014?
The exciting thing about this year is that I have no plans.
You can see more of Ben’s amazing work via benzank.com, or connect with him via his Facebook page.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and Ben Zank retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this conceptual photography series.