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Ben is a freelance photographer, writer, and content creator based out of Squamish, British Columbia.  He also works as an Assistant Expedition Leader running logistics and executing trips in the Arctic and Antarctica.  His goal as a photographer and general human being is to inspire people to go a little further, break out of their comfort zone, and discover new places and experiences at home or abroad.  He specialize in taking photos of the activities he is most passionate about: remote travel and expeditions, action sports, environmental conservation, and the underwater world. 

Whether it's hunting for undiscovered surf along the coast of BC, solo mountain bike expeditions in Greenland, or searching for Polar Bears in the Arctic, Ben is at home in the backcountry with training in wilderness first aid, avalanche and glacier safety/rescue, rope access and swift water rescue.

Awards

Grand Prize - 2018 Eco Business Climate Photo Challenge

Finalist - 2018 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Photo Journalism

Finalist - 2018 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Animals in their Environment

Highly Honoured - Adventure - Windland Rice Smith Awards, Nature’s Best International Photography Awards - 2017

2nd Place - Adventure and Sport - Vancouver International Film Festival - 2017

People’s Choice Award - DEEP SUMMER invitational - Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival 2016

Editor’s Favourite - National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - 2016

Editorial clients: Bike Magazine, Outside Magazine, Mountain Life, Sidetracked Magazine, Coast Mountain Culture, Adventure Kayak, Paddling Magazine, Nature's Best Photography, Crank'd Magazine, Crave Magazine, Montechristo, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Province, Pique Newsmagazine, The Ottawa Citizen, Right Sizing, The Inertia, as well as many online blogs and journals.

NGO: United Nations Ministry of the Environment, South Georgia Heritage Trust, Scott Polar Research Institute, One Ocean Foundation.

Commercial: One Ocean Expeditions, Big Mountain Bike Adventures, IMAX, Reel Water Productions, Kali Protectives, OnSight Equipment, Chromag Bikes, Air B & B, Outex, Mountain Life Apparel, Evolve Bikes, Porchlight Press, Coast Mountain Athletic Therapy, multiple design agencies.

Proudly supported by: Onsight Equipment - onsightequipment.com 

                                     Outex underwater camera housings - outex.com

                                     Mountain Equipment Co-Op - mec.ca