Artist Resume – Ben Pearse
Ben Pearse is a professional award winning Australian photographer living and working in the beautiful world heritage listed, Blue Mountains, Australia. Ben has worked for numerous iconic brands and government organisations. Ben currently works from his home portrait studio in Katoomba.
“I enjoy incorporating the concepts and practices of studio photography and applying them to a landscape setting. Currently environmental portraits are something that really interests me greatly as it lets me explore the visual interactions of the person/s in front of the lens combined with the landscape in which I place them. Whether it’s a harmonising relation or juxtaposition effect; these images are greatly influenced by the mood of the environment in which they are captured. In the pursuit of creating a strong body of work utilising the above strategies, I’ll continue to explore the collaboration between people and the environment they inhabit”.
2013-Present-Owner/Operator at Ben Pearse Photography
Proficient in a wide range of photographic genres, such as:
Commercial | Portrait | Wedding | Studio | Landscape Fine Art |
- Winner “People’s Choice Award”, Blue Mountains Portrait Exhibition 2021
- Highly Commended Photographic Award received from BMCC Mayor (Mark Greenhill) for my bushfire photograph in Blue Mountains Stories Exhibit 2021.
- Guest Judge, Blue Mountains Photography Group, May 2021
- Developed “Portraiture in the Landscape Workshops” March 2020
- Guest Photographic Judge & speaker for Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club 2020 & 2021
- Documentary photographs of Blue Mountains bushfires featured in “The Guardian,” Australian edition, December 2019.
- Art Judge for Springwood Art Show 2019
- Photographed multi award winning Australian screenwriter Kym Goldsworthy in home studio.
- Guest Photographic Judge & speaker for Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club 2019
- Commissioned to photograph prominent Australian artists, Wendy Sharpe, Bernard Ollis, Ian & Anne Smith in their studios 2019.
- Photographic Judge for Hounslow Photographic Prize 2019
- 5 bronze awards in “The Portrait Conference” photographic competition 2018
- Art Judge at Springwood Art Show 2018
- Solo exhibition at Gallery One88 Fine Arts January 2018
- Opened new home-based portrait studio- September 2017.
- Bronze Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017- Photographic competition
- Commission to photograph Amar Latif, British blind entrepreneur and Traveleyes founder, amongst Blue Mountains landscape scenery 2016.
- Official photographer for Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival 2014,2015,2016,2019
- Commission from BMCC & Blue Mountains Visitor Centres to photograph visitor centres and wide range of landscape destinations across Blue Mountains region 2016.
- Opened “Out of the Blue” group photographic exhibition at Gallery ONE88 2016
- Guest speaker for Pechakutcha, landscape presentation 2015
- Designed and marketed greeting and postcard range for tourism market, via retail outlets. 2015
- Guest panel speaker at Springwood Art Show 2015
- Commissioned to photograph Television X Factor stars “The Royce Twins” for music album release 2014.
- Guest speaker at Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club 2014
- Location scout and stills photographer for Director Michael Joy’s feature series “Cul de sac”2014.
- Guest speaker for Blue Mountains photography group 2014
- Exhibit in “Blue Mountains Portrait Exhibition” 2021 BMCC
- Exhibit in “The Collector’s Edition #7 at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre March 2021
- Exhibit in “Regeneration” exhibition at Gallery One88 Fine Arts April 2020
- Exhibit in “Out of the Fire – Resilience in the face of natural disaster Exhibition – BMCC March 2020
- Exhibit in “Blue Mountains Portraits Exhibition” at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2020
- Exhibit in “Blue Mountains Portraits Exhibition” at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2019
- Solo exhibition at Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts December 26th, 2017-January 7th, 2018
- Exhibit in “Blue Mountains Portraits Exhibition” at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2018
- Exhibit in “The Collector’s Edition #5 at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre March 2018
- Documentary photography of Naidoc celebrations displayed at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre September 2018