Ben Perkins

contributor to 1 poster

  • 2002 Poster: The City at Night


    The City at Night

    I prefer to do figurative work. So doing architecture was a good change of pace. And it was also challenging.

    I came upon what I wanted to do, compositionally, pretty easily. I knew I wanted to do a collage of the buildings. And I wanted a dramatic perspective. I look for that sense of action in my figurative work, and I was hoping to generate similar drama with static buildings.

    After that, the real challenge was depicting the city at night. Where should I put the highlight and the moonlight, and not lose the rest of the building? I had to have one source of light reflecting off all the buildings, not as they would actually be in the city.