British photographer Benedict Brain’s photography “raises yet more questions around environmental issues”.
Studying a conceptual degree in photography from Derby School of Art and commercial projects.
His latest works, The Lost Frontier, that explores the complex relationship between humans and their natural surroundings, came about because of a photography workshop Benedict organises for a large international cruise line.
immaculately framed and thought-provoking. Often, Benedict’s images are made up of natural features – like giant mountains and expansive lakes.
“On an aesthetic level, I’m looking for harmony and balance and sometimes tension,” Benedict says. “I’m mainly working with medium format cameras so I have a slightly ‘slower’ and considered approach. I have certain aesthetic sensibilities that I enjoy on a superficial level.
“I’m mainly working with medium format cameras so I have a slightly ‘slower’ and considered approach. I have certain aesthetic sensibilities that I enjoy on a superficial level. However, I’m mainly looking for elements that help add to the overall story of the human relationship with the environment.” Even in instances where urban and natural life is depicted separately, the relationship between the two is still implied. By repeatedly juxtaposing shots of boats, houses and other human-made objects with environmental photographs, The Lost Frontier points to the symbiotic relationship people have with nature.
Source https://www.benedictbrain.com/ accessed on 15/3/21