Piece description from the artist
A lone black thistle in a sea of green. I found this while solitude specimen while hiking through some of the natural prairies found throughout the Midwest. The stark contrast is what makes the photograph.
Benjamin Sloma is a photographer from Joplin, Missouri. He’s been taking photographs professionally for over three years and he has become a very important member of the local artist community. During this time, his art has been exhibited at the "Koka Art Gallery":http://www.kokagallery.com and the "Rose Gallery":http://www.rosefineartgallery.com.
His first dedicated gallery show took place in December of 2011, when the "Arts Council of Barton County":http://www.bartonarts.org/ invited him for a solo exhibition. After that, he was selected for a one-man show at the P.E.O Foundation Art Gallery at "Cottey College":http://www.cottey.edu/virtual-tour/arts-center in February of 2012. Since then, Benjamin’s work has been featured in several magazines, including “Show Me”:http://www.mofb.org/NewsMedia/ShowMeMagazine.aspx, “Missouri Life”:http://www.missourilife.com/ and “Kansas City’s Home and Garden":http://www.kchandg.com/.
Benjamin currently lives and works in Collinsville, Oklahoma.