‘I have always felt that Ben has a unique quality when capturing movement . . . ‘
– Jasmin Vardimon, choreographer.
Fashion and portrait photographer Ben Harries has an eye for the unexpected. Whether it’s shooting male supermodels in a North London launderette or photographing high-end accessories abandoned in public spaces, his work combines elegant compositions with a candid, intimate attitude.
Over the span of his career, Harries has assisted industry heavyweights like Patrick Demarchelier and Terry O’Neill, shot backstage at Galliano and McQueen runway shows, collaborated on dance music videos, and photographed personalities such as Buzz Aldrin, Matt Smith, Vivienne Westwood, José Mourinho, Oscar Isaacs, Marc Jacobs and Henry Cavill. Harries’ work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, WIRED, Vanity Fair, Article Magazine and many other international publications. His client list includes H&M, Mr. Porter, Hackett, Bucherer, Topman and Matchesfashion.com.
Harries’ Polaroid books, assembled after each shoot, provide a unique, intimate insight into his working process. Begun as a personal project, the books are now regularly requested by his clients.
Outside of his commercial work, Harries’ passions lie in travel, nature and exploring movement. Twenty years after he first picked up a camera, he continues to explore new mediums and possibilities within his field.