I’m an experienced, freelance photographer creating great imagery for agencies and brands. Based between the UK and Italy, I shoot authentic reportage, genuine portraits, and graphic architectural work.
I’m inspired by a documentary approach and a search for beauty in the everyday and I aim to bring a creative eye and a love of visual storytelling to every brief.
For over twenty years, I've followed my passion for my craft and I feel fortunate to have contributed to a wide range of fantastic projects and worked with many wonderful people and global brands along the way.
Clients include Accenture, Adidas, Astellas, BT, Google, BBC, Hilton, Manchester United, Sotheby’s, Natwest, RBS, KP Snacks, McVities, GES, Astra Zeneca, Shire, Takeda, Novartis, Capital One.
Published work includes Guardian, Independent, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Financial Times, Evening Standard, New Scientist, Pharmafield, Marie Claire, Grazia, Time Out, Wanderlust, Word.
I'm always interested in new opportunities, please feel free to get in touch.
Ben was a pleasure to have on set. He worked seamlessly and professionally with our film crew as well as with our talent, including the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The photographs he provided to us following the shoot were featured prominently throughout our marketing campaign for the series and represented the high quality and significance of the overall project.
Mitra Amestoy, Head of Content and Creative Services, SVP Sotheby's
Ben photographed many of our Google Digital Garage training events. He delivered a range of photos on often a tight timeframe and consistently produced work of a high standard in line with our briefs. Thanks so much Ben!
Sarah Lewin, Head of Google Digital Garage Programme, Google
Ben is our go to photographer. His work is always outstanding, he has a great approach - understanding our briefs and offering excellent creative responses. Our work has often involved portraits of artists and musicians who, while being comfortable in front of cameras really appreciated Ben’s sensitive and considered approach making him a great asset to our brand and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to others.
Jack Jackson, Director & Editor, Polite Film
I've worked with Ben since 2008; he is a trusted partner to the business and his work has been integral to many of our projects. He is creative, dependable and reliable and his work with us spans portraits, reportage and architectural for global brands. He is personable and a team player.
Chris Teague, Co-Founder & Managing Director, People Activation
I have worked with Ben on a number of projects for both Google and BT and would highly recommend. Ben is always on hand to help and produces immaculate event photos, to the brief in a timely manner.
Hannah Leiper, Partner Relationship Marketing Manager, BT
Ben has helped us at KP on a few projects recently, and we were delighted with the results every time. He was knowledgeable, providing advice on our photography needs, timely in responding to emails and flexible when our time frames changed. He also helped to put people less comfortable in front of a camera at complete ease. I'd recommend Ben for any future projects and will definitely use him again.
Ella Stanbrook, Corporate and Consumer Communications Manager, KP Snacks
Ben was the behind-the-scenes, and portrait photographer, on a 13 part series - Treasures from Chatsworth - we produced for Sotheby’s in 2017. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, full of passion for his craft, great energy and talent. The series went on to win 3 major awards this year, and Ben’s photographs helped capture not only the shoot, but also majesty of Chatsworth House, and all the characters within.
Joel Mishcon, Founder & CEO, Chrome Productions
I have worked with Ben on multiple corporate events and not only is the quality of his work outstanding, but he also puts everyone at ease when shooting. From corporate headshots to three day conferences and gala dinners, Ben is extremely accommodating and nothing is ever too much hassle. Cannot recommend Ben enough!
Danielle Guthrie, Senior Account Manager, Westend
Working with Ben I knew that he would understand the brief and go above what is expected to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. I would recommend Ben for any corporate event photography.
Louise Russell, Account Director, Evoke Mind+Matter
Ben was fantastic to work with and we were delighted with the quality of images he shot!
Colette Sherry, Director of Sales, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester
I've worked with Ben for many years and he is a great photographer. He is a dependable, creative person to have on projects and will always bring something special to a job. I cannot recommend him enough.
Stuart O'Donnell, Founder & Co-Owner, Boardwalk Studio
Ben did a fantastic job, he was professional, efficient and personable, quickly making people feel comfortable when in front of the lens. Constantly asking questions and genuinely interested in our science and our scientists, Ben saw interesting detail in our work that we would have normally overlooked which, when added to his clean, bright style, made for a final set of images that met and considerably exceeded our expectations.
Jen Lewis, Global Communications Manager, Quiagen
Ben is an excellent photographer. I have worked with him over the years for a range of events and portraits and have no hesitation in recommending him based on my personal experience.
Mindy Dooa, Head of Corporate Communication, EMEA, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
I love Ben's work and it's always an absolute joy to work with him. I've had a couple of shoots with him now and on both occasions felt completely at ease which enabled and empowered me to be my best self in front of the camera. Stylistically, Ben's shots are incredible, this partnered with his ability to capture spontaneous, natural moments means that the resulting photographs are fantastic. I cannot recommend him enough.
Rich Hand, Actor & Voiceover Artist
For several years in a row, I ran a corporate event of 150-200 people and Ben worked with us to photograph the event. I loved working with Ben because he is able to take both the “formal” photos of a conference and the candids, getting great shots that capture the emotion and feel of what’s taking place. On top of that, he does it in a completely unobtrusive way - the hallmark of an excellent photographer! Thanks Ben!
Richard Cassidy, SVP, Astellas Pharma
Ben is a rare talent. His communication and direction is thoughtful, honest and friendly whilst his technical knowledge is second to none. Our portrait session was really fun and relaxed and I couldn't be happier with the results!
Will Kenning, Actor & Filmmaker
Ben manages to combine brilliant photography skills with the flexibility to work round less than ideal environments to work in. His work is always spot on and really good value for money. I hate having any photos taken and with a combination of coaxing, good humour and the right amount of direction - delivered shots even I liked. Couldn't recommend more.
Emma Degg, CEO, North West Business Leadership Team
Ben is great to work with and has brilliant ideas that he also brings to project. Total knowledge of photography and also great at making subject relaxed therefore capturing the best moments. He has done portrait’s and album covers for Moolahrouge and projects I have produced. I would highly recommend him.
Colin McLeod, Musician & Producer, Moolah Rouge
Ben was hired to capture some corporate head shot images for PR work. He was very efficient in his time management and presented us with an excellent selection and variety of contemporary options to choose from. Recommended!
David Budd, CEO, Genedrive
Ben has taken photographs for multiple events of ours, and we have been delighted with the output every time. He follows a brief very well and works closely with us to ensure he understands what we want, and then delivers in a very timely fashion and to a high standard. There is a reason we keep asking him back!
Callum Price, Special Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister
We first met Ben when he was a photographer at an awards ceremony and we were struck by his meticulous yet relaxed style. When we saw the results it was an easy decision to invite him up to the Lakes to shoot our newly refurbished accommodation along with some food shots. Ben's work is very creative and he manages to lift and enhance the focus of his lens.
Kath & Liam Berney, The Cottage In The Wood, Michelin Starred Lake District Restaurant
Ben was our official event photographer and was incredibly professional, quick and articulate in his communication and adapted so generously to our different logistical requirements. The quality of his photos were excellent and we would happily recommend his work to others.
Elena Wilson, Policy Manager, The Edge Foundation
Ben is a top photographer offering great skills and professionalism supporting the city, amongst other areas for years. A true gent - very highly recommended!
Gary Jackson, Founder & CEO, DeTrafford
Over the last 15 years we have commissioned Ben to photograph a wide range of subject matter including portraits, business & cultural events, cityscapes, tourism and manufacturing photography. We have always been blown away by the stunning images he creates and his professional approach to each project. We have recommended, and will continue to recommend, Ben to any client who is looking for outstanding photography and can confidently say they will be impressed with his work.
Steve Kerner, Director, Curious Road / Design Manager NWDA