Portrait Photographer

Headshots at Fox

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Heres a little behind the scenes look at the small studio we setup at the Fox offices. I love the X-Files promo poster watching over us.

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Headshots at Proscenium

Proscenium are one of my best clients, often flying to me beautiful cities to photograph large colorful meetings that they meticulously design, light, build and all the rest. When they hire me to come in for headshots in their New York City office I was delighted to create a lighting studio in their new office space. Take a look at the Profoto lighting setup below.

New York Headshot Photographer on a Roof in midtown

New York Headshot Photographer on a Roof in midtown

Profoto B2 and D1 lighting setup with Wescott Eyelight reflector at Proscenium in New York City

Profoto B2 and D1 lighting setup with Wescott Eyelight reflector at Proscenium in New York City

Headshot Lighting Setup in New Jersey City

Sometimes I get to work in the most amazing places: Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Empire State Building, The New York Stock Exchange, Montego Bay.... there are really so many amazing places to work as a photographer, but sometimes the unexpected office in New Jersey provides a spectacular backdrop or behind the scenes for some headshots

R.I.P Anthony Bourdain

About 8 or 9 years ago I used to photograph celebrity events nearly every day, or at least whenever I could race to my email quick enough to snag a contributor event for Getty Images. It was a crazy couple of years where I would run around New York City photographing anybody I could who might one day make me a few dollars on the stock site. I'd call myself a "celebrity event photographer" and that would often elicit the question, "Who's the coolest celebrity you've photographed?" I'd normally blush a little and get a bit embarrassed by the question, because the answer was honestly not what people expected: Anthony Bourdain. He was such a huge character, and lived exactly the life I'd dream of, traveling and eating all over the world. If you asked me my dream job more recently it would probably be to travel with Anthony Bourdain as his stills photographer. If I ever travel anywhere outside America I often look up whether Anthony Bourdain has been there, and then see where he ate. It worked a charm in Amritsar, India, where I ate one the greatest meals of my life that cost under $3. 

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Celebrity Event Photographer Ben Hider