In his surreal portraits, Ben Zank combines lines, geometry, the human body, nature and color into a composition that can be read in many directions.
Urban Anomalies explores our common feelings of isolation and loneliness, as well as our relationship to nature. Guided by his subconsciousness, Ben Zank explores his own emotional experiences. While the straight line seems to be a recurring element of his compositions, it is paradoxically used as a way to blur one's perception of gravity.
Ben says: "I didn’t go to school for photography. Instead I majored in journalism. As a journalist in school, you find that your own words end up being silenced and in place are an objective and almost robotic narrative that is constantly regurgitated. Consequentially, I found myself bad at expressing my emotions through words. I was good at the rant, but any real meaning about myself was locked deep inside. My photographs are a way for me to abstractly speak my opinion and bring my emotions into light."