Sat, Nov 04|
Portraits and Landscapes. Recent Photography by Ben Cricchi
Baltimore Street Portraits and Smith Island Landscapes: Recent Work by Ben Cricchi.
Time & Location
Nov 04, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Baltimore, 1101 Maiden Choice Ln, Baltimore, MD 21229, USA
About the Event
Recent black and white photographs of the desolate landscape of Smith Island, Maryland coupled with recent street portraits from Baltimore City make up Ben Cricchi’s show of most recent work.
October 30th- November 24th 2023
Reception: November 4th 2pm-4pm
About the Artist
Ben was raised in suburban Baltimore. His experience was that of introversion and alienation from the values of 1980’s America. He found sanctuary in art and individual expression. This was fostered by teachers at Catonsville High School, who were strong advocates of the visual arts and poetry. These formative years still resonate in his life today.
His medium was from the beginning, analog: utilitarian films, papers and chemicals for proletarian subjects and landscapes. The analog remains in his process now just for the first steps: Ben shoots film and processes it by hand. The rest is film scanning, Photoshop, and making prints on a large- format printer.
Ben has travelled and lived in far-off places but he consider the streets and the people of Baltimore the most generous and beautiful of anywhere he has been.