Not Food or Sex
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New photobook Not Food or Sex by prolific book maker Harvey Benge continues his exploration into the nature of things and the profundity to be found in the banal, the trivial and the overlooked. This is the first in a series of three bookworks, each produced in answer to an enigmatic title which on the surface means not much, but on closer examination is loaded with meaning.
Benge believes in the democracy of images where no picture can out-weigh another however he equally accepts that there is strength in numbers. This gives rise to the bizarre and unusual sequencing found in these book-works with strange narratives open to many interpretations.
Benge lives and works between Auckland and Paris. His interest lies in the strange anthropology of cities, observing and making photographs of the unusual and overlooked in the human landscape where nothing is as it seems. He makes photographic series’ which evolve into bookworks. As well as this, Benge is also involved in curatorial projects and at Auckland’s AUT University ongoing photography workshops with international photographers and curators.
Harvey Benge’s photobooks are either commercially published photobooks or published under his own imprint FAQEDITIONS.