by Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

‘I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream’, says Van Gogh via the banner on Ben Canales’s starry-eyed website. Canales, a photographer out of Portland, takes photos at night of magical, epic proportions. If it seems a little Peter Pan-esque, it is. Canales is moved by those summer nights of youth, when the stars canopied campfires, beaches, lakes and backyards.