Benjamin Allen is an experienced professional photographer who has captured various types of events including corporate parties, weddings, news coverage, and sports for several years. A graduate of New York University's Film and Television program he is skilled in both artistic and journalistic types of photography and has worked alongside Fortune 500 companies such as Belvedere, Barefoot Wines, Bon Appetit, and events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and New York Fashion Week.
Being able to capture a moment and to produce a feeling of what it was like to be there and to share it with the world is something that is truly special. I love hearing and seeing how someone reacts when they see an image that they were in, or witnessing a client seeing their loved one, or giving the gift of a beautiful portrait or landscape. By providing that sense of enjoyment and being able to be a part of that is something that is impossible to put into words and is only possible through image making.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done shoots honoring local 'heroes' that were being given awards for the local town and their portraits were to be hung as large posters in the hallway of the hospital. To make them special I used various techniques and lighting aspects - utilizing the hospital's 'multi-faith' room which has a beautiful colored glass backdrop and circular floor, I was able to photograph from a ladder and make truly unique images that will be cherished for a long time.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I won a photography award from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a keyboardist, drummer and have illustrated several issues of comic books.