Portrait, Benjamin

While lighting this portrait Benjamin watched me slump focused over a freshly pulled Polaroid.

You don’t like it, he asked.

It’s not enough, I responded staring at the Polaroid…I mean it’s not human enough.

Well, he said, I’d just like this picture to show how tired I am, how exhausted the last few years have left me.

Exactly, I said.

Two more Polaroids and then we shot these,

Photo: Benjamin Diggles, 2007. ┬ęGraeme Mitchell, 2007.

Photo: Benjamin Diggles, 2007. ┬ęGraeme Mitchell, 2007.

7 Responses to “Portrait, Benjamin”
  1. Sherman says:

    Really interesting work and blog. My eye keeps going to the first photograph, I guess that is my favorite of the four.

  2. anon says:

    That second picture is down right haunting, grotesque, and immensely beautiful. Seriously, that is some fine work young man… The first one is good too, but that second one is just amazing.

  3. mr. diggles says:

    wow. you didn’t tell me i looked that tired.

  4. Jason says:

    the second one is very authentic…looks like a concerned neighbor from Grapes of Wrath

  5. jw says:

    very real, emotional but not depressing

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