Benjamin Zank is a young fine art photographer based in New York City. He caught the photography bug a few years ago, at the age of 18, after picking up a Pentax ME Super 35mm film SLR from the attic of his grandmother’s house, and has been creating incredible concept images ever since.
Zank graduated recently from the SUNY Purchase with a degree in journalism. In recent years, he has been working on a 365 Project through his Flickr account, where he regularly posts surreal images with simple ideas. Many of the images are self portraits, and they’re often inspired by the work of photographer Rodney Smith.
In an interview with Phlearn, Zank states that he shoots nearly every day for the ongoing project, and spends up to three hours outdoors for each image (with much of the time spent wandering around).
Gear-wise, Zank used to shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm f/1.4… before they felt into a swamp and died. He now uses a Nikon D90 and an 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
Here’s a selection of his work:
(via The Phoblographer)
Image credits: Photographs by Benjamin Zank and used with permission