About Ben

Self Portrait(581/365)

No photographer can resist a good selfie.

Photography isn't about one moment, but noticing many moments. This is why Ben carries his camera wherever he goes.

What began as an excuse to get off the couch has turned into a daily obsession. Rooted in the serenity of nature, Ben's photography has been reimagined by his move to Manhattan. Where his native Hudson Valley motivated with it's mountains, New York has inspired with it's people. This is why you'll rarely see one of his photos without a person.

This beauty has become a passion, and the main focus of his 365 Project: A photo every day for one year. One year has become 2, and has been the catalyst for his continued improvement as a photographer. Persistence comes with benefits, and since starting his 365, he has been featured in Manhattan Magazine, the Flickr Blog, and repeatedly on tumblr's "Black and White" tag. In 2013, Ben has begun contributing to websites and organizations, including Open House New York, Untapped Cities and The Museum of the Moving Image.

100 Strangers, another of Ben's projects, works like this: Walk up to a stranger, get their story, and ask to take their picture. 100 times. Both inside and out of this project, Ben has met hundreds of strangers, from Brazilian watchmakers to fashion designers and musicians, as well as War War II photographers. 

Rooted in the serenity of nature, Ben's photography has been reimagined by his move to Manhattan.

Additional projects include photographing performers in New York's subway, and his recent focus on photojournalism. When not on the go, Ben resides in Astoria, Queens.