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 add a youthful energy that Ben has come to be known for. The documentary that he recently directed for Nike skateboarding took him around the world, from LA to NY to London to Paris to Tokyo. Additionally, his body of work includes two published monographs. A third is currently in development as he writes this from his home in Silverlake.
Nike, 20th Century Fox, American Express, Salesforce, Comcast, Tourneau, Delta Airlines, Columbia Records, Lincoln Motor Co, MCM, Sony, Gatorade, Soundcloud, Taco Bell, Nokia, the Art Institute, Wendy’s, Capital One, Bausch and Lomb, Marley Natural, Converse, Vice Media, Palladuim Boots, TIAA CREF, K-Swiss, Sunglass Hut, JCPenny, Epitaph Records, Renaissance Hotels, Sony Music, Stance, and Hyundai.
Vice, Wonderland, i-D, L’official Italia, Playboy, Her Japan, Dazed + Confused, the New Order, Nylon, Monster Children, Muse, Icon, Popeye, Manhattan Magazine, Sport and Style, Teen Vogue, Living Proof, Dossier, Inventory, Lucky Monocle, Valentine, Saturday’s, Later mag, Jacques, and Thrasher.
Artists & Actors
Lady Gaga, Michael K. Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Beastie Boys, Scott Campbell, Tim Cahill, Alex Katz, the Vivian Girls, the Lawrence Arms, Zach Braff, Angel Haze, Paul Rodrigues Jr, Television, Au Revoir Simone, Peyton List, Danilo Gallinari, Black Marble, the Black Lips, Diana Al-Hadid, Nicole Miller, Wes Lang, Joyce Manor, Kelsey Lu, the ATL twins, Brian Anderson, Cerebral Ballzy, Matt Sweeny, Face to Face, PEARS, Zomby, Aleali May, and James Lavelle
For portfolio requests & inquires for still and film shoots please contact: [email protected]