Occasionally, it moves me to the dark places that live inside me; to those places that I tend to forget until I find myself seeking them out. These photographs by Australian photographer Ben Ali Ong take me to that place inside me whether I want to go there or not.
There is a richness to these pieces that doesn’t seem like it should be possible in black and white photos. And there are layers here; layers that seem to weave me as deeply into them as I am woven into the fabric of my own sorrow and darkness.
Songs for Sorrow is my second favourite of Ong’s photography series.
My favourite, like that place inside me, I shall keep private.
I encourage you to visit his site and find the work that speaks to you.
All of Ben Ali Ongs work is available to view on his website, which also contains links to his blog, and various galleries where his work is available for purchase.