Picture: BEN HEINE / BARCROFT MEDIA
Belgian artist Ben Heine seamlessly matches pencil sketches with real life settings to create images he calls ‘Pencil Vs Camera’. Ben Heine is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. Starting as a painter and political cartoonist, he became more widely known in 2011 for his “Pencil vs Camera” and “Digital Circlism” projects. Heine has a degree in journalism (Brussels – Belgium) and made his Masters’ final assignment on the “limits of freedom of speech in political cartoons” (2007). As a political cartoonist, Heine received some criticism for his views on the Middle Eastern political situation and specifically some images about Israel and Zionism. Heine has stopped doing political art since 2009. Heine has briefly studied painting and sculpture in Hastings, England, but considers himself a self-taught artist in drawing and photography (The D-Photo).
Heine’s “Pencil vs Camera” artwork is so far his most widely published work.