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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)
- Absolute Quality Gallery ~ Invite only 684 photos, 1,136 members
-  Flickr. DNA  204,642 photos, 3,946 members
- Virtual Eye (Post 1/Comment 2) 3,115 photos, 90 members
- Into the Night Photography 24,365 photos, 1,475 members
- Sierpes Street, Seville and The World 294,123 photos, 8,181 members
- Nikkor 50mm 2,323 photos, 151 members
- Perfect Beauty II 645,801 photos, 11,237 members
- ♥♥ROSE♥♥ MY SWEET ROSE♥♥ 955 photos, 782 members
- Night (we really love it) 1,608 photos, 371 members
- Vision sound 57,504 photos, 2,001 members
- 50 Obstruction Photography Challenge. 50 photos, 22 members
- D-DAY JUNE 6th 1944 VETERANS 179 photos, 140 members
- ArtJunky 1,068 photos, 89 members
- ♥♥♥♥0UTSIDE♥♥♥♥ 33,395 photos, 1,898 members
- ♥♥SWEET L♥VE♥♥ 7,682 photos, 769 members
- This is Human Beauty 19,290 photos, 1,829 members
- Love Croatia 5,054 photos, 405 members
- Best photo on Flickr 1,532 photos, 306 members
- Marble Lovers 452 photos, 206 members
- NEWS SHARING 18,653 photos, 1,055 members
- Black & White Magical Landscapes 10,312 photos, 1,167 members
- Most Interesing 9,931 photos, 305 members
- Lucie's Top Gallery - P1/C2 SWEEPER 100+F 1,666 photos, 122 members
- Fotografi per caso by Paolo Ronchetti Photograghy 11,290 photos, 382 members
- The Cadillacs of Photography 14,253 photos, 797 members
- REFUGEE LIVES (Mülteci Hayatlar) فيلم وثائقي عن ا 15 photos, 169 members
- Nikon Camera Club 58,399 photos, 3,051 members
- Canon Camera Club 108,374 photos, 4,339 members
- Rita Ora 15 photos, 15 members
- Gente de mi tierra ... Ecuador 1,347 photos, 239 members
- MA GALERIE SPECIALE**Sur invitation seulement** 3,663 photos, 162 members
- ***♥Photographers with Soul ♥by Invitation P1-A3 1,123 photos, 120 members
- ***♣The Kings & Queens of Composition - Invitation Only- P1-A3 1,085 photos, 114 members
- Shooting Film 106,524 photos, 3,659 members
- BestOf... Nature 1,402 photos, 113 members
- BestOf... Black&White 1,874 photos, 236 members
- BestOf... Colors 926 photos, 80 members
- Composite Street Photography with Artistic Manipulation 71 photos, 5 members
- Composite Street Photography with Suspension of Disbelief 120 photos, 10 members
- Travel In The Past 2,161 photos, 373 members
- Wonderful world of Portraits 16,794 photos, 1,982 members
- PHOTOS AT FULL THROTTLE 73 photos, 16 members
- BestOf... 4,959 photos, 409 members
- Breathtaking scenery - Paesaggio emozionante 3,208 photos, 220 members
- Your best Photos on Flickr P 1-A 2 no Foto model !!! 16,451 photos, 831 members
- ☆☆ RAINB0W STARS ☆☆ 6,496 photos, 1,020 members
- ☆☆GREEN STARS☆☆<0NLY GREEN SH0T> 3,233 photos, 855 members
- ☆☆RED STARS☆☆<0NLY RED SH0T> 3,517 photos, 1,046 members
- =^..^= Sweet Kittens and Cats ***P1/Cmt2*** 26,137 photos, 2,003 members
- Julian Assange Graphic Novel 36 photos, 3 members
"Very cool person with cool talent. All works here are somewhat breathtaking! Just keep going !"
July 8th, 2014
Dumitru Radu says:
"Your work is truly amassing !"
August 21st, 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 !!!"
October 18th, 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."
October 10th, 2011
Khánh Hmoong says:
"Ben, you've got awesome works. Just keep it going!"
May 19th, 2011
"Un'artista eccezionale e creativo"
March 20th, 2011
Christina Karchevskaya says:
"I'm just speechless, you are creating an amazing stuff! Thank you!!!"
February 18th, 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!"
January 13th, 2011
Sam Marcus ♫ says:
"21st Century Rembrandt..Or rather Rembrandt was 17th century Ben Heine..
Keep up the good work...."
November 3rd, 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 !"
March 17th, 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!"
May 29th, 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!
May 13th, 2010
"You are beyond awesome.
Nothing more to say!"
May 10th, 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!
March 17th, 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"
February 21st, 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."
February 9th, 2010
"Ben's creations are amazing! He is so original. Looking over his photos is a joy."
October 28th, 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!"
October 18th, 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!"
October 13th, 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!"
September 22nd, 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!"
July 17th, 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 : )"
August 6th, 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!"
November 27th, 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 :)"
November 20th, 2007
- Ben Heine
- August 2006
- Brussels, Belgium
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- info [at] benheine.com