Welcome and thank you for visiting my page!
My passion for photography began as a career interest during my adolescence. As a sophomore in high school, one of my assignments was to research a profession that I was interested in pursuing upon graduating. Although I chose to research photography, I didn't pursue it as a profession until nearly 15 years later. 
After high school, I worked in retail and in the service industry while majoring in business. My major changed several times, but prior to enlisting in the United States Navy, I completed the requirements for an Associate's degree in General Studies from Delgado Community College. I served on active duty for 5 years as an Aviation Electronics Technician and deployed to 5 countries. While enlisted, I received a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. Native to the Greater New Orleans area, I returned upon separation from service and began graduate school at the University of New Orleans, where I earned a Master's degree in Business Administration. Outside of photography, I am an active member of the Southern Transmasculine Alliance (STA) and its parent organization Louisiana Trans Advocates (LTA) where I serve as STA's Event Coordinator. 
I am a self-taught photographer, and my initial attractions were landscapes and city scapes I explored while traveling. Today, I still enjoy shooting in those settings, but I've also come to have a greater appreciation for portraiture and lifestyle photography. My favorite sessions are those that give me an opportunity to work with others one-on-one. In these sessions, my goal is to capture the person's essence while inviting them to see themselves from a different perspective.
Aside from these styles, I also have experience with product photography. I'm a member of the Creative Content Board for Stealth Bros & Co (New Jersey), have shot for Kitchen Ink Apparel and Dirty Hippie Co here in New Orleans, and look forward to working with other small businesses in the future.I'm always open to trying new styles and encourage enquiries for a variety of sessions.
Again, thank you for taking the time to get to know my work and me. Be well!

Cheers, 
Ben
Pronouns: He/him/his or They/them/theirs


Photo by Martha Manzanares
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