About

Ben is an award winning, published professional photographer & gallery owner based in the Northern Lake District, UK. In 2019 Ben was very proud to win the People & Space category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year which included being published in their book and his work on display in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  In 2020 Ben was shortlisted for the Aurora category and included in the new 2020 book too.  Both a source of great pride and motivation for the future.  Recently Ben married Carlie-Rose & they set up ‘The Bridge Gallery’ in Cockermouth’s Market Place.  Here they work with over 20 local artists to sell beautiful works of art, as well as a selection of Ben’s work.

From these beginnings Ben now runs workshops and tours in the Lake District, Scotland and Iceland.  These have been a lifelong dream and its never a chore to go somewhere beautiful with a camera and explore and even better to be able to take others to share in the experience.  Details and was to book this can be found here

Ben can be found at many an art fair and artists market selling high quality astro and landscape, bespoke framed prints or taking clients to beautiful places and teaching them some of his skills. He continues to run tuition sessions in and around his native Lake District , in Skye and Iceland, while spending as much time as possible out taking photographs alone with dogs in tow.  As well as in homes worldwide, Ben’s  prints can be seen in many places throughout the Lake District and have been on display in the National Maritime Museum and published in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 and 2020 books.  They can also be found on sale in the Lake District in the Bridge Gallery and also the fantastic Cherrydidi and at many an art market around the Lakes or in London at places such as Spitalfields Art Market

Ben also  provides photography for related  businesses and various publications in many magazines and climbing guides. Ben is an advocate for ‘Dark Skies’ and featured on BBC radio on this subject.  Ben has worked with  organisations like Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria Tourism & the Yorkshire Dales National Park to promote Dark Sky status. Soon Ben will be interviewing chief NASA photographer Chris Gunn regarding his work on the James Webb Space Telescope for Wex Photo & Video.  Details to follow very soon

Its been a busy few years with major solo exhibitions, trips to Iceland and the Highlands and then with his wife, Carlie-Rose setting up The Bridge Gallery 2021 going into 2022 looks to be even busier!

All details of events, workshops and tours will be regularly updated on this site and please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries

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