Love In Peru with a Toy Camera
The Short Time of Together During An International Marriage
by Justin Benson
This book follows the author on his journeys from the United States to Peru, where his wife resides. An exploration of distance and hardships faced by a couple, in love, but fighting against all odds for their happiness. Through the use of text and image, the book takes you from the happiness of together, to the sadness of leaving, and everything in between. The images, taken using a series of toy cameras, give you a visual guide, not only to the action of the story, but to the emotion as well.
From the suburbs of Connecticut, Justin dreamt of being behind cameras. Justin began working in the television industry, taking photos of locations for upcoming episodes of prime time television. As time went on, he found himself distracted by images that had little relation to his job. His eye and understanding of photography quickly grew, as his job, turned into a hobby, and his hobby soon turned into a passion. In Justins personal life, he has not been very lucky. He is married to his wife Veronica Benson, but she is in Peru, unable to return to the United States due to immigration policy. This long distance relationship has greatly influenced not only his life, but his writing and photography. As time moves forward, his work continues to grow. Producing images on both film and digital medium. His writing continues to develop as well, as his need for expression continues to grow in his unfortunate situation.
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