Ben Zank grew up in New York and he came from journalism background. Zank’s works touches surrealism in his encounters of everyday life. He has a characterize style of which he refers as “bizarre minimalism”. Models in his works usually poses in an eccentric manner and most of times, faceless. When they do show their faces, they tend not to look directly towards the camera.
“It’s pretty common to see beautiful faces in photographs, but I’m not trying to sell that. I’m interested in portraying the human form as something architectural and surreal.” – Ben Zank
He wanted to portray emotions of his subjects without the use of faces. Rather than the composition, people are the focus of his works.
I wanted to capture photos that enables viewer to feel certain emotions, without expressing it in forms of humans, just the environment itself.