Ben is a Director and Cinematographer working in advertising and film. A lifelong New Yorker, he found his place behind the as a teenager.


Although he loves creating powerful imagery, the goal is always to tell the story. Having worked with major agencies such including Publicis, Saatchi, RGA, FCB, TBWA/Chiat Day, BBDO and more, Ben loves the challenge of matching style with substance to meet brand needs.


Outside of advertising and content, Ben’s work includes projects for Sesame Street and NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. He created visual sequences for digital elements at concert tours for Bon Jovi, The Eagles, and Metallica. 


In the feature film world, Ben was Director of Photography for the Sundance dramatic competition film On the Road With Judas. Additionally, Ben is proud of his continuing efforts with BBDO NY to bring awareness to the ongoing fight against ALS through documentary films. His latest ALS film was awarded a 2020 Bronze Sports Clio and was shortlisted for the 2020 One Show's One Screen festival.

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