Originally from northwest Illinois, Ben moved to Chicago to pursue an education in commercial photography at Columbia College. His career started in Camera & Lighting, working with photographers to craft visual narratives for Nike, Adidas, Celebrity portraits on shows like Empire & Chicago Fire, and countless Fashion and Food projects. As motion projects called, Ben focused his attention on learning the nuances of cinematography.
As a Cinematographer, Ben explores the essence of human experience through curiosity and wonder. Whether it's an indie music video or a large commercial campaign, he keeps his finger on the pulse of the project. Each project's creative challenges inspire him to explore visual storytelling with energy, beauty, emotion, and grit. Driven by discovery, he thrives in collaborative environments. He maintains a strong commitment to artistic innovation by balancing awareness of cinema's technical tools and creative concepts.
A fun nerd at heart, Ben's love for the natural world takes him on adventures searching for rocks and minerals that embody stories of the earth.
Bank of America
American Academy of Pediatrics