As a New York commercial and editorial photographer who also maintains a fine arts practice, I make a point to keep current on the art world. I am photographing an on-going portrait and documentary project with artists in their studio spaces.
While many are visual artists, I also pull in others from differing creative fields – musicians, wood-workers, writers, tailors, etc. While the project is rooted in portraiture, I’m equally as interested in profiling and documenting the artistic and tactile processes behind the work.
This is Benjamin Howard. A visual artist, in his words –
“My work stems from a form of automatism. Finding form by pairing graphic line with color and shape has always been what has interested me. Mostly, I start without much knowledge of where the painting will go. As much as I influence the process, it’s important that I let the materials find their own identity.”