In the series
Structures, I explore the visual form of stationary built objects and their
patterns and shapes viewed from a variety of angles.
I select uncomplicated structures with clearly delineated lines and shapes. I vary their aesthetic interest
by altering the shape and position of paper negatives inside handmade cameras. When viewed through the
camera's eye, elements that are symmetrical 'out there' become asymmetrical and distorted inside the camera.
Straight lines bend and the normal illusions of a photograph's depth and distance become
illusive and surreal.
In 2020, I selected ten photographs from this series for submission to LensCulture
Black & White Photography Awards.
--Allen C. Benson 2020 Wheel Rakes
Schenley Park Gazebo