Ben Aqua

Published August 31, 2009 by Graham


Photographer and video artist Ben Aqua’s work is about beguiling costumes, duplicitous environments, and charming charlatans. Photographing a wide range of brightly-colored individuals in their home environments, Aqua is at once an anthropological wild-life observer and a subversive puppetmaster. His detached sense of geometric beauty amplifies the theatricality of his subjects to the same level as his more consciously constructed and brilliantly creepy large-scale still lifes.

Check out his blog, Auquabotic, for a mouth-watering assortment of mysterious found web ephemera mixed in with the artist’s own elusive imagery.


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2 comments so far

  1. Sierra says:

    Oh my god.
    This is my foster kind-of uncle!
    Love you Auntie Benda! :D
    You rock.

  2. Molly says:

    OH WOW!