By Vanessa Anthea Macris
At 30 years of age Sydney photographer Ben Ali Ong has achieved an immense level of success. He has been a finalist in the Blake and Moran photographic prizes to name a few, has exhibited extensively and in 2010 was one of the first photographers to be represented by Tim Olsen galleries. This year he will stage his 13th solo exhibition of his dark, brooding and poetic photographs. Ben kindly took some time out to have a chat about his history, techniques and to provide some tips for emerging artists looking for representation by a gallery.