Ben Zank was born in the Bronx in New York. At the age of 18 he began taking photographs for fun after he discovered a Pentax ME Super in his grandmother’s attic. His self-portraits aim to stretch the viewer’s imagination and express his feelings when words fail.
Storm waves caught in Portugal
This past January, a massive storm hit across Portugal that produced strong winds of up to 80 miles per hour and heavy rain. The disaster, described as the biggest natural catastrophe in Portugal in recent years, was caused by a freak cyclone weather phenomenon called an explosive cyclogenesis. Photographer Veselin Malinov was on hand, where he was able to capture these incredible shots of enormous waves that seemed as if they wanted to swallow anyone that got in their way.
Yorke himself is not a cautious man. He is quick and direct in conversation and walks with brisk purpose. Although he stands quite still at the microphone in concert, Yorke’s head bobs violently from side to side as he sings, as if he is physically shaking the words out of his mouth. He was a fighter in school, too, unwilling to tolerate hazing despite his bantam size. “There were times,” Yorke says, “when the person concerned didn’t come back for more.”
Happy 45th birthday Thom Yorke! Take a look at our 2001 cover story on Radiohead.