Ben reiterates: "Reading my letter prior to putting it in the envelope, I saw in transparency the TV behind the paper. I then noticed it would be wonderful to make something similar in a single image displaying 2 distinct activities. I went outside and sketched “Pencil Vs Camera 1″ which is very simple and shows 2 chairs with a small table. About 1/4 of the scene is displayed on the paper, the other 3/4 occurs on the photo.
So this is roughly how the project started out. In my other “Pencil Vs Camera” combination of illustrations and photos, I attempted to introduce strange components on the paper (such as dinosaurs, ufo’s, double pair of eyes…) to form a contrast with the realistic look of the photo."