BEN DEHAAN
Dallas, 5.2 min. from series 'Uncured', 2013, Time-Lapse: Unique Ultraviolet Cured Inkjet Print (c) Ben DeHaan

Ben DeHaan
*1987 in USA
lives in Portland
www.bendehaanphotography.com

"Uncured explores the expectations of photographic image in a digitally ubiquitous era. I’m interested in breaking down the image to its inherent properties to reflect on photography’s role in constructing its significance. Is our expectation of portraiture to represent the individual? By subverting a digital production method, I am exploring how the photographic subject matter is transformed as control is released and the photograph itself responds to forces in the physical world. By allowing the inks to remain in their fluid, uncured state, these variables begin to shift the subject matter’s role in the image and to create a visual experience beyond exact replication of a file." Ben DeHaan