In the 1970’s, I stumbled across the films, music, and voices which spoke to me in pictures. For me art was a means to set up hyper-realities, conversations, and to curate my curiosities.
I’ve been inspired by everything from Jacques Tati (Mon Oncle) to Ray Harryhausen (Jason And The Argonaut’s). My urban and emotional pulse drew upon a cross-pollination of hip-hop and Japanese avant-garde seen in Butoh. These influenced the way I saw urban landscapes. — Benji Reid
From the first image I glanced at, I became a fan. I can’t describe my reasoning, however, I can tell you that Benji’s work evoked in me something profound. I felt moved to go deeper into my own art. I felt moved to transcend the ordinary in my day to day. This artist from Manchester, United Kingdom would become a person I hold in high esteem. He takes risks with movement, light, costume, and camera to bring us to higher heights. He is not afraid to forge a new road or make a statement. I feel very connected to that essence.
I’ve never met Benji Reid and that’s ok because I feel that one day our paths will cross and the conversation will be immense.
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