When I was at SmugMug, we were swept away by Ben’s creativity, so our filmmaker traveled to Florida where Ben was doing a fantasy photo shoot to make a short:
We couldn’t get enough of him so we flew him to California and commissioned amazing projects. How could this mining engineer who bought a cheap camera at the Winnemucca Nevada Walmart become one of the world’s great photographers in 5 years? It still blows my mind.
How does a former mining engineer forgo the money he could be making on commercial shoots to devote himself to environmental awareness?
He joins us on this panel, which is open to questions, so ask away.
This photo is strawpocalypse, made from 168,000 used plastic straws. The story is unbelievable. Who does this?