Bizarre Details Enliven Seemingly Simple Moments in Photographs By Ben Zank – Design You Trust

Bizarre Details Enliven Seemingly Simple Moments in Photographs By Ben Zank

Ben Zank captures emotions of confusion, restriction, and ennui and in his ongoing series of banal-meets-bizarre photographs. Each image features a single subject in a seemingly mundane location: on a city sidewalk, near a semi truck trailer, or in a forest.

Yet the individual at hand is engaged with or affected by their surroundings in highly unusual ways: one figure bends backward under the weight of long birch branches stuffed under his shirt; another is sandwiched in a layer cake of collapsed cardboard boxes. Zank shares with Colossal that he’s entering a season of productivity in his personal work as the weather warms, and is looking forward to a solo show in Shanghai, which will open in fall 2020.

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Gas pipe

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Thought deposit

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Fallout shelter

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Thought evaporation.

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You vs. the weather right now.

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Daily Commute

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Underground salad cafe

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Nuclear witness

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Collaboration w/ @acd_ny

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Alethea

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Assisted living

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Nice day at the dunes

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Not opposite day

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Back in ze desert🌵

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Some vacancy

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Through the wormhole

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Insulator

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Copious redundancy

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The Politician, 2017

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Dirt

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TLRY

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@bringmebliss

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Bottleneck

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Layer cake

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@amahlune

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You

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Fell through the cracks

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