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I'm a passionate creator. I was born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in 1983 and currently live and work in Belgium. For more information about my projects or for any kind of request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a degree in journalism. I also briefly studied painting and sculpture but I'm mainly a self-taught person in drawing and photography. I have over a decade of professional experience as a graphic artist. I also recently became interested in creating music and animations. I speak French, English, Dutch and some bits of Polish, Spanish and Russian. Among different creative projects/series, I'm the inventor of "Pencil Vs Camera", "Digital Circlism" and "Flesh and Acrylic".
My works have been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide and I've had exhibitions in various countries across Europe and more recently in Asia. My favorite art movements are Surrealism, Pop Art, Geometric Abstraction and Expressionism.
Unless otherwise specified, all the creations in my Flickr gallery come from my own production. Please, do not use any of my photos/paintings/drawings for commercial purposes without my prior written consent. All of them are copyrighted. Thank you.
You can view all my Flickr albums HERE. Find below a small selection of my works.
PENCIL VS CAMERA (preview below)
PHOTOGRAPHY (preview below)
DIGITAL CIRCLISM (preview below)
FLESH AND ACRYLIC (preview below)
ILLUSTRATION (preview below)
- Simply Fantastic 1,505 photos, 141 members
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 764 photos, 884 members
-  Flickr. DNA  118,976 photos, 2,867 members
- Virtual Eye (Post 1/Comment 2) 3,221 photos, 93 members
- Into the Night Photography 13,489 photos, 1,053 members
- Sierpes Street, Seville and The World 126,238 photos, 7,542 members
- Nikkor 50mm 1,099 photos, 114 members
- Perfect Beauty II 353,981 photos, 9,057 members
- ♥♥ROSE♥♥ MY SWEET ROSE♥♥ 760 photos, 708 members
- Night (we really love it) 1,348 photos, 356 members
- Vision sound 34,727 photos, 1,809 members
- 50 Obstruction Photography Challenge. 50 photos, 21 members
- D-DAY JUNE 6th 1944 VETERANS 68 photos, 141 members
- ArtJunky 444 photos, 74 members
- ♥♥♥♥0UTSIDE♥♥♥♥ 22,852 photos, 1,711 members
- ♥♥SWEET L♥VE♥♥ 4,947 photos, 738 members
- This is Human Beauty 7,681 photos, 872 members
- Love Croatia 2,304 photos, 312 members
- Best photo on Flickr 1,117 photos, 260 members
- Marble Lovers 706 photos, 177 members
- NEWS SHARING 11,910 photos, 1,059 members
- Black & White Magical Landscapes 6,613 photos, 874 members
- Most Interesing 7,214 photos, 278 members
- Lucie's Top Gallery - P1/C2 SWEEPER 100+F 1,466 photos, 109 members
- Fotografi per caso by Paolo Ronchetti Photograghy 9,221 photos, 382 members
- The Cadillacs of Photography 9,446 photos, 742 members
- REFUGEE LIVES (Mülteci Hayatlar) فيلم وثائقي عن ا 4 photos, 156 members
- Nikon Camera Club 31,072 photos, 2,498 members
- Canon Camera Club 57,238 photos, 3,288 members
- Rita Ora 14 photos, 10 members
- Gente de mi tierra ... Ecuador 1,201 photos, 235 members
- MA GALERIE SPECIALE**Sur invitation seulement** 2,998 photos, 148 members
- ***♥Photographers with Soul ♥by Invitation P1-A3 911 photos, 78 members
- ***♣The Kings & Queens of Composition - Invitation Only- P1-A3 857 photos, 103 members
- Shooting Film 45,351 photos, 2,039 members
- BestOf... Nature 1,113 photos, 110 members
- BestOf... Black&White 1,397 photos, 232 members
- BestOf... Colors 678 photos, 86 members
- Composite Street Photography with Artistic Manipulation 22 photos, 4 members
- Composite Street Photography with Suspension of Disbelief 65 photos, 9 members
- Travel In The Past 1,429 photos, 383 members
- Wonderful world of Portraits 9,988 photos, 1,650 members
- PHOTOS AT FULL THROTTLE 73 photos, 16 members
- BestOf... 3,929 photos, 397 members
- Breathtaking scenery - Paesaggio emozionante 1,819 photos, 163 members
- Your best Photos on Flickr P 1-A 2 Invited Pic Only /Sweeper on 9,451 photos, 623 members
- ☆☆ RAINB0W STARS ☆☆ 5,700 photos, 1,024 members
- ☆☆GREEN STARS☆☆<0NLY GREEN SH0T> 2,856 photos, 846 members
- ☆☆RED STARS☆☆<0NLY RED SH0T> 3,790 photos, 1,033 members
- =^..^= Sweet Kittens and Cats ***P1/Cmt2*** 18,652 photos, 1,687 members
Dumitru Radu says:
"Your work is truly amassing !"
21st August, 2012
Dreaming ... says:
"Ben is such a talented and imaginative artist. He always makes very good and interesting. Through his pictures world becomes so dreamy.
I always trying to do like him i know i cant ... i am so much happy to see you with me thanks for your wonderful work !!!"
18th October, 2011
"Magnifique Ben, je suis complétement abasourdi par la beauté de tes photos! t'es un vrai artiste. Vraiment. Je te souhaite tout le succès que tu mérite."
10th October, 2011
Khánh Hmoong says:
"Ben, you've got awesome works. Just keep it going!"
19th May, 2011
"Un'artista eccezionale e creativo"
20th March, 2011
Christina Karchevskaya says:
"I'm just speechless, you are creating an amazing stuff! Thank you!!!"
18th February, 2011
♫... Juni* says:
Als Fan hast du mich schon längst gewonnen!!
Ich finde deine Arbeit unfassbar... mir fehlen die Worte.
Deine Fotos sind einfach nur faszinierend!!! Du bist ein Beispiel für alle... und zeigst es somit-wie viel in einem Mensch stecken kann. Bist wirklich kreativ und vielseitig.Deine Bilder sind farbenfroh und lebendig. So einen talentierten Künstler sehe ich zum ersten mal im meinem Leben.
Wünsche Dir weiterhin viel Erfolg!! Weiter so!!
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland!"
13th January, 2011
Sam Marcus ♫ says:
"21st Century Rembrandt..Or rather Rembrandt was 17th century Ben Heine..
Keep up the good work...."
3rd November, 2010
"Ben est un génie en son art, il maîtrise sa matière pour des rendus plus qu'exceptionnels... Il est principalement quelqu'un de sympathique et non-authentique ! Original à souhait !"
17th March, 2011
brendan ó sé says:
"Flickr is a better place with this creative wizard.
Always innovative, always fresh, always pushing limits.
A pleasure to visit Ben's stream!
Thanks, my friend!"
29th May, 2010
"Probably the most creative person I've seen on flickr. His work is inspiring, creative and always original. Ben never stops surprising me with great ideas, and it's a true pleasure to browse through his photostream.
Keep up the great work!
13th May, 2010
"You are beyond awesome.
Nothing more to say!"
10th May, 2010
Dragos Dumitrascu says:
"So many beautiful captures in his photostream that it could take hours to view all of them and just aspire to the beauty of all those splendid places and all those wonderful moments. A real hunter for that perfect image and also a real artist in my humble opinion.
You've gained my admiration since the first time i've seen and invited one of your photos and i thank you for sharing without any questions all your masterpieces!
17th March, 2010
forestblue factory says:
"Dear Ben, since you speak Polish too... Jesteś moim ulubionym artystą na Flickr! Talent którym się posługujesz w przekazywaniu swojego spojrzenia na świat pozwala wielu zobaczyć go takim jakim ty go widzisz i dzięki Ci za to! Każda wizyta na Twoim photostreamie to przygoda, nie przestajesz zaskakiwać :) Z najlepszymi pozdrowieniami z Amsterdamu - Katarzyna"
21st February, 2010
Mark Prime says:
"What can one say about Ben Heine that hasn't already been expressed by those that are fortunate enough to see his work? Only that I love him as a person, too. He is, at times, my muse, at times my hope and always my dear friend."
9th February, 2010
"Ben's creations are amazing! He is so original. Looking over his photos is a joy."
28th October, 2009
"When I look at Bens photos i'm going into a surreal world of beauty and art. I feel so inspiret by his work, and love to look at his photos.
P.s. Try to look at his set Kenay and Animals, cause they are amazing!"
18th October, 2009
"I have known Ben's work for few years now. I love his political cartoons, his paintings, his portraits, his pictures. Ben is a very talented artist and a very vesitile one. He loves to cast his eyes and hands on everything he encounters. He loves to deconstruct and transform the objects in his possession and he uses his fantasy to make them live again. If I was allowed to say one thing only about Ben I would say this: Ben is like a magician. He firmly believes the world is magic. He loves to grasp this magic quality of the world. Everytime. Nothing can stop him. He will surprise me and you again!"
13th October, 2009
"A visit to Ben's photostream is quite an experience! It is like a window
to the world, colored in vivid fields of wheat from Africa, a misty
forest in Poland, perhaps a colorful gondola ride in Venice, who knows?
It's never the same each time. He takes time to thank us all for
visiting and takes part in his groups, passing on what he knows.
He takes time to pay respect to those who passed on and his images reflect a good soul.
Thanks for letting us visit your photostream and keep creating
beauty in your world Ben!"
22nd September, 2009
Brian O'Mahony says:
"Ben's work is truly amazing...and I love the way he shows us how he achieves his excellent work. He has some very creative ideas and his conceptual art is striking but so beautiful too! ...and he's certainly a great digital artist of the future!"
17th July, 2009
Verde Pixelado says:
"I was surprised to look at certain pictures in some murals. Coincidentally, all were from the same author, despite the diversity of murals. Ben Heine's perspective is neat, dignified appreciate, very high quality. "My Wants To Sail Boat" is an example to highlight, has a depth and an exquisite texture. Your art impress and captive. I am sincerely grateful for enjoy their style : )"
6th August, 2009
Esther Kirby says:
"Ben is one of my favorite artists as he is versatile, imaginative, creative and outspoken. His prolific talent and profound mind has molded him into a very credible, earnest and scarce journalist and artist to be found anywhere.
It all started when he “Favorite” one of my creations at Deviantart and out of curiosity I decided to check out his gallery. His gallery is superb, tasteful and truly mind blowing as they depicts on what’s going on with our current world and the political issues.
Ben Heine is truly a profound, philosophical and talented artisan!"
27th November, 2007
its a great honor for me that a great artist like you think that ma gallery is great &
sure we will stay in touch
keep your great work up :)"
20th November, 2007
- Ben Heine
- August 2006
- Brussels, Belgium
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- info [at] benheine.com