Hello! I'm Ben. I'm a professional photographer living in Prestwich, North Manchester.
So here's my approach to photography... I want to cover your wedding, event, gig, production, party or show because I love taking pictures. I'm a relaxed and approachable guy. I don't get too involved, I leave that to the people whose job that is, I simply photograph your day.
"Documentary photography is a style of photography that provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, objects and events..." - The TATE
I class myself as a Documentary Style Photographer. I want to capture the natural happy moments that happen when people aren't self aware, the smiles are authentic and so much nicer.
If you'd like to know more about my personal life, keep reading below....
So, about me. What can I say? I love Radio 4 comedies. I like podcasts about grammar and I'm a massive fan of all types music. I know a lot of people say that but I really do. I used to host a radio show that played such an eclectic mix of music that even the title of the show changed weekly.
My favorite TV show is Only Connect but I'm also partial to the odd Lucy Worsley documentary. My Favorite radio show is Iggy Confidential on BBC Radio6. Favourite film director? Werner Herzog. Favorite actor? Steve Coogan. Comedian? Stuart Lee.
I shoot and develop my own 35mm film. You may have unwittingly seen my pictures in one or two of Manchester's bars or record shops. It's a mixture of architectural and street photography. I once photographed Scotland's second strongest man but I once photographed the best mermaid in the world.
I'm a keen cyclist (BMX and road). Exploring is an obsession of mine. I can't walk past a broken gate without having a peek over it to see what's there.
I try and squeeze in as much charity work as I can. I'm not long back from a cycling trip from Liverpool to Amsterdam and raised over £3,000 for youth homelessness charities. I love to travel with my partner Suzanne. I'm a big fan of helping local communities and often take part in local events. And finally, I'm always up for meeting new people!
If you want to know more, feel free to get in touch. I'm always up for meeting new people!