Acclaimed photographer Ben Lowy covered the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for Time magazine, shooting to fame with a collection of Hipstamatic photos he shot in Kabul for The New York Times Magazine. Currently in Sydney where his work features in photographic festival, Head On, Lowy tells BuzzFeed that his latest project, Walkscape, is what gives him the most joy.
Walkscapes are impressionistic digital images that Lowy has conceptualised from experimenting with different iPhone apps and editing tools. While he keeps most of the process to himself, he took BuzzFeed for a walk around Sydney’s central business district to demonstrate how he creates these mesmerising, hauntingly beautiful pieces of art.
"I don’t know how long I'll be doing it or how long I'll be in love with it, but of all the photography I’ve been doing of late, it's the one that’s actually giving me the most joy," said Lowy. "I really enjoy making them, it's a fun endeavour right now."