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phosmag - Hammer by Ben Schonberger -

 

Hammer:

a tool that delivers a blow to another object.

My work examines multiple systems that explore how identity is constructed and catalogued. Focusing primarily on masculine archetypes, I meet men and we establish a working relationship. They let me into their home and workspace, granting me access to their objects, images, and history.

Ben Schonberger photography phosmag online magazine

© Ben Schonberger

Ben Schonberger photography phosmag online magazine

© Ben Schonberger

Ben Schonberger photography phosmag online magazine

© Ben Schonberger

Giving their belongings the parameters of an archive, I filter and arrange items into compositions to be photographed. Through a process of assembling, augmenting and documenting the collection, I expand the archive in physical size in an effort to construct a narrative that questions the complexities around narrative, reference, and faith.

all images and text © Ben Schonberger

Ben Schonberger