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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.

Photography Awards

Finalist - 2019 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Photo Journalism

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

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

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

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

Film Awards:

Special Jury Award - 2019 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival - Shapeless Fulfillment

Finalist - 2019 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Shapeless Fulfillment

Official World Tour Selection - 2019 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Shapeless Fulfillment

Editorial Clients: Bike Magazine, Outside Magazine, Freehub Magazine, Mountain Life Magazine, 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 Clients: United Nations Ministry of the Environment, South Georgia Heritage Trust, Scott Polar Research Institute, One Ocean Foundation.

Commercial Clients: One Ocean Expeditions, Big Mountain Bike Adventures, MEC, 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, Nomad Nutrition, Olympus Imaging, multiple design agencies.

Proudly supported by:

OnSight Equipment - onsightequipment.com 

Olympus Imaging - olympus-global.com

Outex underwater camera housings - outex.com

Mountain Equipment Co-Op - mec.ca

Nomad Nutrition - nomadnutrition.co