ARTIST STATEMENT

The work was made from visiting the overcrowded Jersey Shore in the offseason. Without the tourists, the beach houses and pastels stand out and provoke a calm feeling among the locals. The "local summer" is my favorite time of year. 

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BEN DAVIS recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) after earning a BFA in Fine Art Photography and a BS in Photographic and Imaging Technologies. He is a visual artist working in the medium of photography. His current focuses are still life images, whether they are found or constructed. He is also interested in work exploring the modern urban environment. In order to bring a physicality to the photographs, Ben enjoys creating hand-bound books. He is currently based in The Greater NYC Area.