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Ben Cole Photography
Unit 2, 21 Whiting Street
Artarmon NSW 2064
m. 0414 734 959
p. (02) 9906 7774
e.info@bencole.com.au

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ABOUT

Ben Cole has built a reputation as one of Sydney leading commercial photographers specialising in food, beverage and still life photography. He works closely with his clients on all aspects of a project to produce work reflecting his unique creative perspective, executed to the highest level. Ben works on projects Australia wide and is based from his studio in Artarmon on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

Where it all began

Born in South Korea but raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ben was able to immerse himself in the creative yet casual beach lifestyle. With his high school offering a photography subject Ben’s passion started to develop in his teenage years often being found in the darkroom or with camera in hand shooting the local landscapes, sports and friends. His first assigned shoot was as a 15 year old shooting material for his high school which was later published in the areas local newspaper. During his teenage years Ben also achieved some local recognition winning various regional and city wide photography competitions which resulted in having work exhibited along with a winning piece from one competition being presented to the Lord Mayor of Sydney at the time. Living on the Northern Beaches and being involved in the local photography community offered Ben introductions to local photographers, his start in the industry was as a photography assistant which he did part time while studying Photography.

The studio

In 2005 Ben took the exciting plunge opening his photography studio in Artarmon, Sydney. It was previously a recording studio with 2 sounds booths but had the bones for a great creative space.  With a few modifications and about a month of painting it was transformed into a photography studio that he still works from today. It has a full equipped kitchen for any food shoot requirements and offers a unique full wall window, perfect for daylight needs, whilst also being big enough for his projects requiring flash lighting.

The work

Ben considers it of high importance to love what you do as with any creative job this always shines through in your work produced. From a creative side even with the years of industry experience and reputation Ben continues to shoot regular art based and personal photography projects which have had notoriety on local and international stages. He strives on staying knowledgeable in current trends and changes in the industry to offer his clients the best service possible. In the beginning Ben worked on a large volume of food packaging projects including regular shoots for clients Aldi, Nestlé and Goodman Fielder along with these packaging projects one of Ben’s first clients was Coca-Cola which proudly remains a regular client to date, with Ben now considered a leading beverage photographer in the Australian market.

To sum it all up

Growing over the years, Ben now offers a range of services, which include production, using his extensive industry contacts to offer an amazing service to cover most content needs. Ben’s work now regularly features in adverting, digital and packaging outputs, having worked on leading global brands such as Coca-Cola, Qantas, Heinz, Lion, Arnott’s and Brickworks to name a few as well as boutique local brands. Ben is always looking to seek more from his work offering his unique creative view when exploring his subjects paired with his talented technical ability.