Ben Clement is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia and is proudly from Gisborne, New Zealand, an isolated surf town on the North Islands east coast.
Ben’s style is recognised across the globe - By constantly searching and striving to push the envelope as a photo-artist and image maker, Ben believes highly that his personality, experience and knowledge over time has helped define his unique approach and outlook to being a photographer.
Collaborating heavily and continually with the likes of Nike, Converse, Puma, IPF and Vice Magazine as well as architects, designers and multidisciplinary creatives amongst others. Ben believes in using his background, upbringing and unique perspectives to grow and maintain genuine relationships with each client.
In 2014 with a small team who were born out of IPF (The Independent Photography Festival) Ben co-founded Good Sport. A platform that seeks to reinvent sporting culture by pushing imagery, stories and events for a new, engaged and creative audience.
It’s a fresh take on sporting culture and journalism from a community of sports fans, not sports heads. Bridging the gap between, performance, lifestyle, Innovation, professional athletes(teams) & grass-roots all on a global scale. The title is available via the Good Sport website http://shop.good-sport.co/
Launched in 2016 after working on the project for two years. Ben teamed up with long-time collaborators - Long Prawn and Tristan Ceddia to create a new form of cookbook named - Fat Brad. The title is available via the Fat Brad website http://fatbrad.com/
In 2014 Ben released a publication titled ‘Karakia’ which means Blessed or Thankful in Maori. It is a book made in collaboration with his Mother - Sallyann Clement. The title pays homage to her work as the pair photographed the world at similar time in their lives and both follow a similar geographical timeline. The book looks for comparisons and similarities in their work and is a strong representation of their relationship as Mother and Son. The title is available via the Bloom Publishing website http://www.bloompublishing.com.au/Karakia
With a continuing high regard for printed matter, Clement shoots for a range of publications globally and continues to self-publish and exhibit personal projects.
Website by Kolber