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The Fascinating Ben Matthews 'Skate Park After Dark' Series

By: Joanne Lam - Published: Aug 16, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: skateboardingmagazine and blog.urbanoutfitters
Ben Matthews takes his 'Skate Park After Dark' photo series to new heights as he presents a surreal and fanatical perspective of skate grounds in his works.

Using prolonged exposure in each individual print, Ben Matthews manages to transform a regular skate ramp into a fantasy-like playground. With bright, colorful swirls and intricate outlined details, this Ben Matthews series is undoubtedly worth a look.

Implications - Despite the rapid advancement of image retouching programs such as Photoshop, photographers are increasingly playing with analog forms of photo manipulation such as specialty lenses and prolonged exposure. With its vibrant swirls and surreal perspective, this photo set takes skate photography to new artistic heights.