I'm a professional photographer (BA hons photography University of Westminster London) living in the west of Ireland .
In 2002, I moved back to Ireland where I continue to work for a wide and varied client base of Corporate and Commercial clients. Re adjusting to a rural setting after many years living and working in cities was not easy. Most of my work at that point had been studio based and the transition to the countryside was at first a little strange and intimidating.
My first attempts in those early days to capture the landscape were filled with self doubt and disappointment . I lacked motivation and direction , something that became glaringly obvious in the work I was producing . At one point I made the decision to stop taking pictures . A six month hiatus followed . During that time I walked , watched and started to develop an understanding of the landscape around me . Subtle changes in the weather , the ocean , and the migratory patterns of birds were just some of the things I began to notice for the first time . When I started to visualise and compose images in my head I knew it was time to pick up my camera again .
I am inspired by the landscape and I feel a responsibility to convey its raw beauty in an artistic and aesthetically pleasing way through my images . The work I produce has evolved with time and experience and although I consider myself a seasoned professional I am still learning . I work regularly and with the same enthusiasm and expectation I started out with because the landscape is never boring and there are always images waiting to be made.
International Clients Include, Santander, Apple, Bord-Bia, Go Compare, Superdry
My work has been exhibited in Ireland and the UK including Photo Oxford Festival . Limited edition prints of my work reside in private collections worldwide.
My Landscape work is soon to be serialised by Fuji Film Nordic
"Landscape photography can be a powerful communicator in the struggle for conservation and the protection of our environment . If I can contribute in any way to highlight this and make a beautiful image along the way then that’s a very good day . The years have taught me to slow down when it comes to visualising my art , its not a race , its a journey . Some days you are rewarded with a wonderful image , other days you happily settle for the experience" .
Earlier this year (2021), I had the opportunity to backpack a whole month through one of the most magical places of our planet: SINAI !! Now finally on my blog and website. Magazines out there, if you are looking for a story about SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, please reach out to me. Photos and text available. During […]
In May this year Ben was commissioned by South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to shoot the project “Covid 19 - Life Through a Lens to celebrate the compassion, dedication and determination shown by their staff and volunteers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It reflects the diverse range of staff working on the frontline and behind […]
"Henri Cartier-Bresson To me, in a fraction of a second, photography is the simultaneous recognition of the significance of an event. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE ROLE OF THE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER? We are here to document a certain performance in time. There is not necessarily a medal at the end of the shoot, but […]
What is a License and who owns it As a photographer, you own the rights to all the work you create, your images. For every photographic commission, there should always be a license agreed for specific usage rights and for how long these images can be used for before you even start shooting. This agreement […]
Once bastions of gentility and the preserve of toffs, events of the English summer season Like Epsom, Royal Ascot, Cartier Polo and the Henley Royal Regatta are for a free-for-all, rewriting the rules of society What made you push the shutter button to capture this image? It had been quite a chaotic day photographing at […]
We're super excited to introduce you to our new web site and introduce you to the amazingly talented roster of International Professional Photographers & Videographers here at Global Assignments agency. We are very aware that as Covid-19 has seen unprecedented changes to our industry and the way that we work. Our aim is to bring […]