It’s unique, fun, diverting, daring, exciting, and inspirationally beautiful whilst gently capturing the wonders and bewilderment of the imagination. It’s thought provoking and holds twists of surrealism and realistic challenges as it connects different aspects of life, engaging the mind into a world of creative adventures. I’m confident to kindly say that the number of artists capable of enrolling such emotions into one single image is rare to come by. But there is one artist that is not afraid to step up to the challenge, which baffles our minds with his unique creativity and delivers a showcase of marvellous artwork. His name is Ben Heine, a 25 year old breath of fresh air. He calls it “Pencil Vs Camera”. Let’s take a look… Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Always presenting his hand in the images, Ben believes that this ‘emphasises the intimate connection between the viewer and the action happening on the piece of paper’. Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine “Pencil Vs Camera” is a result of Ben’s long graphic exploration and logic consequence of his artistic evolution. Ben’s intention of creating a ‘battlefield’ between the two disciplines of drawing and photography magically erases the boundaries that prevent our minds from drifting off and exploring other realms of imagination. Traditionally focusing on animals, architecture and portraits many connections can be made to his work. On flicker the poetry of other artists has made connections with his images, uniting two versions of emotional expression together. It allows the elaboration of emphasised moments, features and feelings to be admired. Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine The idea of this ‘Pencil Vs Camera’ concept came by coincidence whilst he was writing a letter in his family house and his first published work of ‘Pencil Vs Camera’ was highly welcomed in April 2010. Images like the above kola production can be used to portray important conservation messages. This image is a perfect example of demonstrating one of the many threats to the koala’s existence (forest fires). Emphasising the vulnerability of one individual against a whole reckless community is achieved and holds the hope of reaching minds to think about their actions. Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Image Credits: Ben Heine Asked by Toonpool in October 2010 “What does artistic progress mean to you?” His reply was “To me “progress” is to create things that have never been done before.” I would certainly quantify that the standard and visual beauty of Ben’s work has never been achieved elsewhere. To succeed in such a fresh idea during the 21st century is be a battle, a huge and daring challenge that can either fizzle out to nothing more than a few hits on the net or to encroaching minds with inspiration and ideas. Ben has achieved the latter and will most certainly succeed in a grand career of evoking the mind and emotions with vibrant surrealism, drawing and photography. His unique niche in art is one most filling and uplifting and truly is a ‘fresh breath of air’. **** All Images featured belong to © Ben Heine You can appreciate his work here: || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com **** JP This is an amazing collection of photography/illustrations and covered so passionately and informatively by the author! Not seen anything like this done before, makes me smile Anjan Chatterjee This is brilliant. Never even heard of Ben until now, so you have introduced me to some very good talent. Keep up writing! http://www.bucharestcruise.com/ Dana Amazing pictures… amazing effects! I’ve never seen something like this. I will share with all my friends! afcles very clever i like it a lot Whippy I love the unqiueness of his work, good coverage Emma! Charith Rathnayake Always enjoyed your unique art Ben. Keep up the good work! http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.echavarriamontoya Carlos Alberto Echavarria Mont excelente trabajo siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii …….muy bien Mona Nice Collection… Have some more art at http://websmine.com/design/photography/pencil-vs-camera-art/ Thanks for sharing…!!! Hannah Ace work emma, you always introduce fresh material to greenbuzz. Tayleighroo Hey, you should tone down the language a little. It feels forced and overelaborate, and it gets you into trouble in a few places when the contours of your yarn distract you from grammar. One such place is, “I’m confident to kindly say that the number of artists capable of enrolling such emotions into one single image is rare to come by.” This suggests to me that you’re having a hard time coming up with the number of artists “capable of enrolling such emotions,” even if you drop the plural with the “is.” You could exchange a few ten dollar words with ten cent words, and to your benefit. Awesome artwork though.