Head Inside Shirt. 2001
Head Below Wires. 1999
Roger Ballen was born in New York City, New York, USA in 1950. He has lived in Johannesburg South Africa since the 1970s. More of Mr. Ballen's work can be seen on his website: http://www.rogerballen.com/
In the fall of 2005, Phaidon press produced its second book by the artist, entitled 'Shadow Chamber'. The book focuses on the interactions between the people, animals, and or objects that inhabit Ballen’s unique image space. Ballen’s recent work enters into a new realm of photography — the images are painterly and sculptural in ways not immediately associated with photographs. Ballen is trying to give with his arts a reflection on the own psyche.