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.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and Ben Zank retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this conceptual photography series.