Ben Heine born June 12, 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory coast is a Belgian multidisciplinary visual artist. He is best known for his original series Pencil Vs Camera, Digital Circlism and Flesh and Acrylic.

Ben Heine has been drawing all his life since a very young age, he started being interested in photography later on, during his studies in Journalism. He doesn’t make any specific distinction between photography or drawing. Photography has actually become one of his major specialties although he would never have imagined he would become a professional photographer one day. Ben always has a camera with him. He takes pictures every minute. He also spends a lot of time improving his images. Many of his final photos look somehow like paintings. Photography is all about light. The way light is used can generate a real difference and a huge impact in the resulting images. Light defines everything, the subjects, the environment, the atmosphere…

Ben knows it and he always tries to remove all the visible imperfections to enhance and add a dramatic touch in all his pictures in a creative way to get the best results possible.

Pencil Vs Camera – Creative Artwork by Ben Heine