I used to take a lot of photos of people passing by the “$39.99 Walk-In” sign in the window of the message therapy practice near my house. The bold stark letters and contrasting negative space made for an excellent backdrop as people strolled or jogged by. Each person’s stride and posture made their moment in front of the sign unique. Now there’s an added dimension: the mask. The contrast of the sign throws into relief this most unexpected facial attire. Looking forward to photographing regular faces someday in The After. (This post is so named because the women in the photo was the 21st person to pass by the sign while I waited for just the right person at the right moment.)
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Steve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs more than 40 years ago, in the age of film, and transitioned to digital photography in the late 90s. Today, in addition to taking and making traditional street, macro, and landscape photographs, he creates photo-based abstract composites designed to take viewers on fanciful flights of the imagination through virtual realms. His work has been displayed in numerous juried exhibitions, and at Google’s Kendall Square, Cambridge offices as well as various technology, biotech, and financial service companies in the Boston area.