studied photography at the School for Visual Arts in New York City. In 1998, he became the principal photographer for the Polaroid 20x24 Studio in Manhattan. In this capacity, he had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the great artists of our day, including Chuck Close, Mary Ellen Mark, Julian Schnabel, William Wegman and others. Ben left the Polaroid Studio in 2001 to pursue his personal photography. His images have been published by the New York Times Magazine, InStyle, and Martha Stewart Weddings, among other publications. He is a lighting master and has also filmed and directed a TV advertisement for J. Crew. Ben is co-founder of the media and design firm See Change, which partners with organizations in the U.S. and abroad working toward social and economic change. His corporate work has brought him around the U.S. and to Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
On a personal note, Ben is a major geek. Just the other day I caught him making a computerized graph of how quickly the internal temperature of a roasting chicken was rising in our oven. Ben is a talented carpenter and the guy everyone needs to fix stuff they don't know how to do themselves. He is extraordinarily competent, efficient, and smart—one of those guys who didn’t do so well in school because he is actually a genius.