Ben's work focuses on landscapes, seascapes, coastlines, snowfalls. If its rugged, he's there with a camera, We sat down with him and delved a little deeper into what goes on behind the lens.
NCA: BEN, WHAT DOES INSPIRATION LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
Inspiration for me comes in a very physical form. I have certain things, places, seasons, and countries that seem to offer endless inspiration. These are the places where I can be shooting from dusk till dawn. However as you see more of my work you'll notice there is one pervading theme, water.
Being out in the ocean surfing, I find myself looking at how the light falls on the water and how this changes from day to day. Despite the modern advances of DSLRs and multi burst photography I love that each shot remains unique and captures something that is so difficult to replicate. Mountains follow a similar form. Being up at altitude, surrounded by snow, ice, and sharp rock faces, you see so many different beautiful angles. The way the landscape changes from day to day is so captivating.
NCA: WHERE AND WHAT IS NEXT?
I’ve just stumbled across ‘Meru’ on Netflix, which is an amazing documentary showcasing the first ascent of a peak called ‘Shark’s Fin’. The Indian Himalayas are jaw dropping and at some point I’d love to venture that way. Japan’s snow top peaks have also been on my list for ages. But for now exploring the UK's coastlines and becoming accustomed to the Cornish way of life are the immediate next steps.
NCA: WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIALS?
I love a fisheye lens so would always tend to shove that in the rucksack and if I was going to grab another I’d add a 70-200-millimeter. That gives me both the widest of angles and fast telephoto for action. In terms of other essentials, poker dice and whisky make the very best travel companions…
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