Ben is U.K. based Director of photography with 20 years experience. He studied film in the Uk and Vancouver Film School leaving with a post-graduate diploma in cinematography. Ben has shot many different genres, television dramas, award winning commercials, documentaries and over 40 music promos. His television experience includes 12 years as a principle director of photography on the Emmy award winning BBC series Top Gear. (BAFTA craft award nomination 2012) and currently as DOP on the Grand Tour for Amazon Prime Video.
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 learned in stills is applied to his moving image work and can hustle and run and gun if the situation requires it!
Ben's numerous drama credits include Ron Howards 2012 F1 feature film “Rush” where he operated on the films dynamic race sequences. As DOP, credits include the internationally successful TV mini-series, The Summit (2008) produced by Shaftsbury Films in Canada and The BAFTA nominated BBC children’s drama Behind Closed Doors (2002). BBC drama Thunder Road (2001) written by John Godber and Nic Copus and has served as B-unit Director of Photography on
Power TV’s Day of the Triffids (2009). Other television credits include several episodes of Darlow Smithson’s “I shouldn't be Alive” strand, along with Raw TVs "Paranormal Witness" and “Fugitive Chronicles” series.
His work in commercials has included shoots for Rogue. AMV/BBDO, CHI, Saatchis, Outsider and AHFC for clients such as Waitrose, Land Rover, Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Nissan, Polaris ,and the recent winning bid film for the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea.