"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
“When our boys were six years old, Ben captured a moment in our lives that gave us what we consider the iconic images of our family. Thirteen years later, as those same boys, now young men, prepared to head out into the world, we knew that another shoot with Ben was a chance to celebrate their growth and independence in a way that our family would cherish forever."Read more
There is no question in our minds that there will be future shoots with Ben that will immortalize other pivotal moments in the ever changing life of our family, but this last one feels like a particularly special gift. Now, we will never lose that precious time when we were so keenly aware of the gigantic and wonderful change that was coming to our family.
Ben’s photos provided bookends to our children’s childhood, making it easier to let it go, because we knew that now it would never be lost.”