Austin Texas photography blog by Ben Sklar

Archive for October 2011

Tom Six

leave a comment »

I photographed Tom Six, the director of the Human Centipede films. In case you’re not familiar with his work here is a summary sentence from the Times article my photograph accompanied: “But most fundamentally “The Human Centipede 2” is, like its predecessor, about a man who kidnaps people and stitches them together, mouth to anus”

He was a really nice guy, not as sinister as I thought by any means, and was very gracious with his time as I shuffled lights and moved us to many locations. We shot during Fantastic Fest, where he is revered like royalty, at the Highball in my neighborhood. You can read the New York Times article and view a segments of the films too. These are some of my favorite photographs from the shoot.

Advertisements

Festie update

leave a comment »

Two weekends ago I shot the Austin City Limits music festival for the New York Times. I had a good time and made a lot of pictures. Here you can view the Times slideshow of my work over the 3 day festival with New York writer Nate Chinen. I wanted to share some of my favorites and some images that were not published in the Times.

Kanye

Bamboo flag

Sleep

Party

Wait for Stevie

Sleep

Wait

Party

Sleep

Party

Rest and read a book during a european hike across Zilker Park

Theophilus London

Arcade Fire fans

Arcade Fire fans

Arcade Fire