Ben Winters Self Portrait

Studio 9

Benjamin Winters: Visual Artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Modus Operandi:

Muse (aka partner in crime) or abstract still life, cameras and a clue to create something sensual and spiritual.

Influences:

Too many to list but here is a shot:

Helmut Newton, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Yasumasa Yonehara, Steve Diet Goedde, Gunter Blum, 40's and 50's Jazz, old and some new movies, French Renaissance painters and on and on.

Favorite quotes:

"The worst camera is better than the best photographer."

"Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks."
Henri Cartier-Bresson

What makes a good muse?

Integrity, easy to work with, creativeness and preferably sans external or internal enhancements unless they are esthetically unique or works with a clue.

Muses you would like to work with?
Gong Li, Isabelle Adjani, Monica Bellucci, Esperanza Spalding, Maria Jose Cristerna, Amelia Nightmare, Elena Vladi and on and on.

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