Ben Barlow I Monument Sotheby’s International Realty I Art Gallery Event

Ben’s mom took pictures when he and his brother were growing up. You know, she was the one – is the one – with the camera at every event. He remembers the developing equipment sitting around when he was little – he’s not sure when she stopped using it, but her camera (always Canon, well, except for the Sony experiment) was always there and is glad it was.

Pictures are not simply moments captured in time – they are experiences – and they can often be art. And for some people, something about the light makes you want to capture whatever you are seeing – something in a sunset can almost bring these people to tears.

Ben is one of them.

Ben takes pictures to relax. He is not a photographer – he can hardly use his camera (yes, a Canon, always). Ben is a button pusher that likes trying to make pictures into whatever he saw. Yes filters, you are safe here. Ben is not interested in reducing life to two dimensions. A good photo should evoke whatever he saw that made him push the button in the first place and it is rare that is limited to the visual. That is about feel, smell, and sound. That has a lot to do with the way the light shines off the wet pavement or the mist hangs in the air.

That’s what these pictures are, or what he hopes they are. His attempt to present what he thinks is the best of my quirky town or of the places he loves. Ben hopes they make you want to visit.


Interested in exhibiting your art at one of our Art Galley Offices? 

Our submission process is easy; we ask all artists to submit their work via our form application portal (click here).

The Art Gallery Committee reviews the artwork and follows up with the artist(s) with an invite to display if selected.

For more information, please contact Melissa Press 443-746-2090 or email at

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