Untitled, c-print, paper size 30.5 x 40.6 cm. /12 x 16 inches, image size 25.4 x 38.1 cm. /10 x 15 inches, edition 50, signed and numbered, 2000


Untitled shows a young member of a band of scrap metal dealers scanning the sky, waiting for a rocket to crash to the ground. "This was the boy's first excursion," recalls Bendiksen. "He was very into it. I think it was a big deal for him to be out with all the big tough guys. He wasn't really working per se, just accompanying his daddy on the mission. So he was kind of busying himself around the camp, getting into trouble, getting barked at. But generally, I thought he felt very proud to be 'one of the big boys.'"