Harvey Benge – Killing Time in Paradise
"I believe it is in this vein of open-minded creativity that photographer Harvey Benge has captured images from his world travels, juxtaposed them in a delightful discontinuous sequence, and created his latest book for readers to ponder and enjoy.
“Killing Time in Paradise” is a poetic book composed of all photos and no text other than its koan-like title. People who “kill time” flipping back and forth through the pages will be rewarded perhaps with playful new connections and lingering meditations.
The first-level subject matter is a look at contemporary urban social landscapes through the lens of a single thoughtful photographer. Beyond the individual photographs, however, one discovers the often-surprising humor of unexpected juxtapositions and a unique voice in visual language.
This small volume is part of that wonderfully growing genre of affordable, limited-edition artists' books. 96 pages, all color, published by Schaden."
— Jim Casper, 2005