Like a mask, layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity of the subject, and release something animalistic from within. In the final images a sculpted, abstract, less human figure emerges.
This April, my latest photo-project ‘Transfiguration’ will be making its UK debut as part of a unique dual exhibition;
A very special appearance at London’s legendary performing arts and concert venue Roundhouse and a solo show at The Old Truman Brewery.
The exhibitions will take place in London, having had a successful preview at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain (Paris) in January this year.
Last Saturday (13th February) I was a part of the ‘The News Agents’ show at Resonance 104.4 FM in London.
The show’s title was ‘Art Survival Strategies in London’. It was hosted by artist, friend and neighbour Rebecca Feiner.
For those of you who missed the live broadcast you can now listen to it on Resonance’s Mixcloud:
During my ‘Transfiguration’ Photo-Project Exhibitions Kickstarter, I’ve done an interesting slightly more technical crowdfunding oriented interview for Kickonomy.
You can see the original post on their tumblr or read the text below:
I’ve done a really interesting interview for The Phoblographer about my project Transfiguration Late last month (December).
Check the original post on The Phoblographer website (including images) or read the text below:
My new Kickstarter ‘Transfiguration’ Photo-Project Exhibitions by Ben Hopper launched on Tuesday last week and runs until Dec 26th.
Update (January 2nd, 2016): The Kickstarter has been successfully (123%) funded! Read about it here.
C-Head’s Magazine just published a new interview with me. The interview has already created quite a discussion on their fb page. You can read it below or see the original post with images from Natural Beauty on their website.
“Life’s purpose is to be happy.” it says on the tumblr blog of London based photographer, filmmaker and artist Ben Hopper. Exactly. So we had an interesting deep chat with him about his wonderful on-going project “Natural Beauty”, about society´s standards for beauty and about realizing more and more that we are part of nature.
Your main purpose of doing art is…
To entertain myself, to entertain others. To be happy, to make others happy.