Inspired by his father, Ben has been practicing photography since he was a child. While attending college at UNC-Asheville, he made the switch from film to digital during the early days of the technology, receiving formal training in aesthetics and composition. In the many years since, his interests in photography have centered upon capturing the natural light of landscapes across many scales.

Ben is a native of Elkin, North Carolina, and has lived and traveled in many parts of North America and other continents. He has now returned home to Elkin, and continuously broadens his perspective through the lens, always exploring connections between art and science, beauty and complexity.