The Naked Negative
photos by Ben Simon
Photography has a funny relationship with the truth. Photographs presented alone are taken as fact in the absence of more information. We are comfortable with images acting as documentation. I’m not interested in deception. I play within the medium, shooting nudes in the studio with a pinhole lens and long exposures. The images are presented as negatives, pulling them further from reality.◥
Ben Simon is an artist living in New York City. He works at the International Center of Photography and ArtSTOR in addition to making his work. Follow him on Instagram at @bensimonphoto. bensimonphoto.com.