Ben Pier is an American photographer & director based in Los Angeles.
Raised in St. Louis, Ben grew up on a steady diet of drawing, skateboarding, and playing in punk bands before attending art school in Chicago. After graduating, he spent a decade in NYC applying his traditional documentary-style photography to the realms of fashion and music. Ben is known for capturing real moments with real people with a vibrant, cinematic spirit that doesn’t feel staged. His immersive approach relies on casting subjects and locations that allow him to create lifestyle work in a raw and honest way. He captures authentic moments with diverse, interesting talent, and his use of natural light and brilliant colors adds a youthful energy that has become Ben’s signature. Additionally, his body of work includes four published monographs, the latest entitled “Nothing You Don’t Know” was published and distributed by Maison Kitsuné in 2021.
Clients include Coca-Cola, Nike, 20th Century Fox, American Express, Comcast, Delta Airlines, Columbia Records, Lincoln Motor Co, MCM, Sony, Gatorade, Soundcloud, Taco Bell, Capital One, Bausch and Lomb, Converse, Vice Media, Abercrombie & Fitch, Billabong, RVCA, Epitaph Records, Renaissance Hotels, Sony Music, Hyundai, Wonderland, i-D, L’official Italia, Playboy, Nylon, Monster Children, Teen Vogue, and Thrasher.
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