Celebrity Event Photographer

City Harvest - A Night of Practical Magic

City Harvest are just good people, my favorite client and an organization I'm proud to work for. Last night was their big spring party at Cipriani's in midtown New York City. 

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and 16-35mm F.28 lens and 70-200mm F2.8 lens

Event Photographer Ben Hider

Malala Yousafzai

I would say that generally my policy was to politely refuse a "celebrity" photo opportunity. Then years ago Bill Clinton asked if I wanted a photo and I politely declined and immediately felt like a rude idiot. How could I refuse the opportunity with Malala Yousafzai. I hope my daughter has even an ounce of her drive

“My great hope is that this will be the last time we must fight for the education of our children. Let us solve this once and for all.”
— Malala Yousafzai

Sirius XM at the Comedy Cellar in 2013

Before I had kids I used to photograph much more entertainment jobs in the evening and some of these Sirius XM comedy nights were some of my favorite. Especially this particular evening in 2013 where Matt Damon was the surprise guest and Amy Schumer did some incredible stand up routine.

NYC Event Photographer Ben Hider

Event Photography - FX Feud at the Monkey Bar

Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jessica Lange attends a VIP reception for FX Network's "Feud" at Monkey Bar on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider)

Event Photographer - Ben Hider

Photo published in New York Times

There's nothing like getting a photo published in the New York Times, especially when it illustrates a feud between two rich celebrities who seem to be ignoring each other. So sad :(

The designer Giuseppe Zanotti and Nicki Minaj in 2011, during happier times.  (Credit Ben Hider/Getty Images for Giuseppe Zanotti)

The designer Giuseppe Zanotti and Nicki Minaj in 2011, during happier times. (Credit Ben Hider/Getty Images for Giuseppe Zanotti)

This image was taken for Giuseppe Zanotti on a paid assignment for Getty Images on the final Fashion Night out that happened back in 2011. There were many celebrities that came that evening, but by far the most buzz was around the arrival of Nicki Minaj in her faux Geisha outfit.

Celebrity Event Photographer - Ben Hider