I've admired the work of Benjamin Goss on Flickr for a long while. His photos are so odd, beautiful, ironic, dramatic, honest and uninhibited.
This is what he says on his profile page: "Conceptual" or "straight dokumentary" it doesnt [sic] matter, as long as I am moved. Im [sic] interested in life. I want to come closer to my subject matter and I dont [sic] mean with a macro lens.
All of the images on his stream are shot on film using various cameras. One of them in particular is an 8x10 inch (20x25cm) view camera from 1904. He says, on his stream, about the camera and the images it produces, "Because of the low sensitivity of the silver gelitain paper im [sic] using as a negative, the exposures range from two seconds to two minutes. There is something honest and magical that happens at these times. The subject has time to become relaxed and in a way, unmasked. They also have time to create a connection with themselves while they are looking into the lens."
Magical indeed. Go check out his work...and get ready to be awed and inspired.
All images are Copyright Benjamin Goss.
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