My work as a photographer sees me explore many different narratives and concepts. At the heart of everything my work involves people.
I like to capture human ability, relationship and achievement. Through storytelling, communication and conceptual thinking. My experience is grounded in travel, conversations, observation, listening and looking for decisive moments.
I'm based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and spent 8 years working in Melbourne, Australia. I am a citizen of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
I work predominantly in these countries but enjoy working throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
Between photography, running and making a magazine I work with brands and businesses as a creative consultant and art director. All of these things intertwine and connect together, allowing me to work holistically and with my own unique approach.
You can check out my social feed over at @benclement_
Exhibitions and self-published books
Nowhere To Somewhere - Paul Nache Gallery, Group Show
Sister Cities Pa Tuahine - Solo Exhibition
Artefact - Self-published book
Converse - ‘One Star’ exhibition and launch
Fat Brad - Published by LongPrawn
Mitchell & Ness x NBL - exhibition and launch
Karakia - Published by Bloom Publishing
ALL CAPS - Solo Exhibition
Something From Nothing - Solo Exhibition
Touris.ms at IPF - Group Exhibition
Shed Some Light - Group Show
Talks and Lectures
M-Pavillion - ‘Don’t Call it a Run Club’ discussion
Canon Cameras - Workshop and lecture on portraiture
Talkshops - ‘Taking it International’ panel discussion
National Gallery of Australia - ‘Trials and Tribulations of Self-Publishing’
Monash University - Independent Publishing lecture
RMIT University - Independent Publishing Lecture
Adidas, Australian Financial Review, Bassike, Brick Magazine, Champ Magazine, Converse, Fox Sports, Future Classic, Hunted + Gathered, Hype DC, Hypebeast Magazine, IceBreaker Merino, Louis Vuitton, Marais, Markowitz Design, Mitchell & Ness, Monash University, NBA, NBL, New Balance, Nike, Olaver Architecture, Otis Armada, Oyster Magazine, Puma, RMIT University, RUSSH Magazine, Rollas Denim, Sister Studios, Slow Waves, Stance Socks, Visa, Wallpaper Magazine, Whispir, Witu, Wulff Projects
Website by Kolber
Two projects for architect Emlyn Olaver. The Tivoli House and The Thornbury House. Working in collaboration with Emlyn to concept and develop the visual idea and outcome regarding these projects. Allowing for multiple days to shoot the right images based on the time of year, sunlight and personal responses to the images.