Visual Q&A: Roger Ballen

Visual Q&A: Roger Ballen

Simply put, Roger Ballen is on another level.

“My purpose in taking photographs over the past forty years has ultimately been about defining myself. It has been fundamentally a psychological and existential journey,” says the internationally renowned photographer. With this in mind, we decided a visual interview with Roger Ballen would be the most powerful: we asked the questions, and he answered with his images. Brace yourself….

Who are you?

Why photography?


What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?

Where do you go when you close your eyes?


Where is home for you?


How would you describe your lifestyle?


What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson you have learned?

Want to see more of Roger Ballen’s work? Of course you do. Check out his website here, follow him on Facebook here, or watch ‘I Fink U Freaky’, a music video he directed for Die Antwoord.