Ben is a photographer looking to collaborate or exchange with a writer. He currently works in the genres of street, seascape, wedding and abstract photography.
My idea for a book: Beauty in the Burbs
A search for beauty on the suburbs of Perth. Photographing a suburb per week for 52 weeks (or shorter time frame/suburbs), creating a strong following through blogging, and culminating with a book and photo exhibition. The book and blog will show each suburbs multi-cultural society or/and uniqueness through beautiful images and interesting facts/information about the people and suburb. The photos will be a mix of informal portraits, and still life relating to the area.
Ben is looking for a writer to:
Take control of words to the book and blog. [Who would] Help me formulate ideas before and throughout the project.
Photography is a second career for me after spending 20 years as a tennis coach/manager. I started taking regular photos 2 years ago, and in 2010 I studied a full time course in photography at CIT. Since then I have been shooting weddings and other small commercial projects. However I would like to do something more creative.
Ben has been part of several exhibitions. Recent photography awards include: finalist in the Clip Awards 2011 (Perth Centre for Photography), Highly Recommended 2011 (York Photography Awards), Winner ‘My Place WA‘ 2010, (The West), Bronze Award 2010 (Photograph of the Year’, Better Photography), 2nd Place 2010 (Tertiary Students Competition Group).