Wheel Rake, Cyanotype Rex Print, Contact print from original paper negative, Copyright 2007 by Allen C. Benson

In the series Structures, I explore the visual form of my subjects, their patterns and shapes and the variety of ways they can be photographed. I carefully select simple subjects that are structural in nature and interpret those using handmade camerae obscurae (pinhole cameras). I maximize their aesthetic interest by altering the cameraĆ­s film plane and angles of view.  When viewed through the cameraĆ­s eye, elements that are symmetrical become asymmetrical; straight lines bend; normal illusions of depth and distance become illusive and dreamlike.   --Allen C. Benson 2007

Wheel Rakes
Schenley Park Gazebo
Jason's Paddlewheel
Miner's Memorial