"I don't photograph the way people look, I photograph their energy.
I allow my intuition to guide me intending to reveal Moments of Grace in my photographs."
What You Get
Working with Ben, not only will you get long lasting and beautiful images of your family, but the chance to experience what it feels like to be photographed by an artist who knows how to hold space allowing his subjects to show up in new ways. When you look at these images you will feel surrounded by the love of your family and be reminded of happy moments. You will feel more connected to your loved ones.
My goal is to be authentic and honest, not merely different.
This approach is based on letting go of expectations and assumptions about how people should look or behave. I move beyond formal poses and pretenses in order to use the photographic experience as a way of finding truth and connection.
The work is not about my camera. I really want the camera to disappear, so my subjects act naturally and express their spirit, as well as their love for one another.
I am dedicated as an artist to recognize and record those fleeting yet memorable glimpses of life that we take for granted – family moments experienced but rarely revealed in photographs. I call them Moments of Grace®. It’s when two and two equals five: people coming together to create a whole that is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. While based in Darien, Connecticut, we work worldwide. My muse, wife Trudie, is also my partner in the practice. Trudie oversees client relations, marketing and operations.
I am honored that my photographs, commissioned and personal, are in many private collections, as well as in the permanent collections of:
The George Eastman Museum, Rochester
The High Museum, Atlanta
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York