Ben is  U.K. based Director of photography with 22 years experience. He studied film in the UK to degree level  and then film production at  Vancouver Film School in the early 90s graduating with with a post-graduate diploma in cinematography. Ben has shot many different genres;  television dramas, feature length drama and documentaries, commercials and over 40 music promos. 

His  television experience includes 12 years and 134 episodes as a principle director of photography on the Emmy award winning BBC series, Top Gear and currently as DOP on 3 seasons  of the “Grand Tour” for Amazon Studios

His filming assignments have taken him all over the world, extensively through  Europe, the USA, South America, Asia, Middle East  and the High Arctic.  Ben's ability  to adapt to local working practices and foster a creative and collaborative atmosphere amongst his crew and colleagues  has often been essential to the visual success of a project. His  attention to detail, composition and a considered approach honed in stills is expressed in his moving image work coupled with and ability to hustle and run and gun  if the situation requires it. Skills which have served him well  particularly during his time on Top Gear and Grand Tour in testing environments and tight schedules, both shows enjoying significant global success and praise for their visuals. 

Ben's numerous drama credits as DOP include the BAFTA nominated BBC children’s drama “Behind Closed Doors” (2003) and BBC drama “Thunder Road” (2001) written by John Godber and Nic Copus. Ben has also  has served as B-unit Director of Photography on Power TV’s “Day of the Triffids” remake  (2009) and 2nd unit DOP on  the internationally successful TV mini-series, “The Summit” (2008) produced by Shaftsbury Films Toronto. 

He also served as a camera operator for  DOP Antony Dodd Mantle ASC,DFF,BSC , on Ron Howards 2012 F1 feature film “Rush”  during several of  the films dynamic race sequences.

Other television credits include several episodes of Darlow Smithson’s “I Shouldnt Be Alive” strand, and   Raw TVs "Paranormal Witness" and “Fugitive Chronicles” series. His documentary work has taken him all over the world including 11 Top Gear/ Grand Tour “specials” with locations as diverse as the magnetic North Pole and the source of the River Nile. 

He has shot episodes of the BBC scientific documentary strand, “Horizon” and the BBC  military documentary, “Arctic Convoys” and was joint DOP on “First” the official film of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Ben also has numerous documentary  credits for  Discovey Channel and National Geographic channel.

His  work in commercials has included shoots for UK companies  Rogue, Outsider, Cricket and Thing2 and agencies TBWA,  AMV/BBDO, CHI, Saatchis  and JWT. Commercial clients include Land Rover, Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Nissan, Polaris, and the recent winning bid film for the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea.