Who Could Have Imagined…
It’s almost trite to see a slice of life in the time of Corona and ask, “Who could have imagined this…X months ago?” But it’s still the question that runs through my mind every time I frame a composition in my camera’s viewfinder. Who could have imagined that we’d schedule drive-through flu shots administered in our cars by PPE-shielded med techs…that once-utilitarian masks would become fashion statements (and a new mask-making cottage industry would emerge)…that indoor spaces would become scarier than the outdoors, so we moved our activities outside whenever possible…that waiting for a bus would require personal protective gear…that virtually no aspect of our lives would go untouched by a microbe with an exponentially larger-than-life footprint? These are a collection of my recent images that all ask…“Who could have imagined?”
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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.