Ben grew up in Los Angeles and started taking pictures when he was given a plastic twin lens camera as a teenager. He then worked at A&I in Los Angeles printing for Helmut Newton and then went on to assist Playboy, Miles Aldridge, Francesco Carrozzini, and was Matthias Vriens' assistant for 5 years. He moved to New York and shot Lady Gaga with Francesco Vezzoli for French Vogue and helped start UltraViolence Magazine . He now splits time between Los Angeles and New York shooting for Guess and Marciano, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Sony Records, BMG and AS Collection. He's shot for Glamour, French Vogue, German Vogue, Elite Traveler and Idolize Magazine and is currently working on a series of nudes printed on glass. Ben currently lives in the Lower East Side with his 2 beautiful daughters.