Episode 73: Today I sit down with professional landscape photographer, Benjamin Williamson, to chat about:
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Ben’s photograph of migrating alewives: Liquid Migration
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ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
Benjamin Williamson is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer from Maine.
After hitting pause on his burgeoning career in a rock band, Ben picked up a camera for the first time in 2012 and never looked back. Likes of his iconic New England scenes on social media turned into requests for prints and licensing, and within two years, Ben’s creative hobby turned into a profession with a full-time position at Down East Magazine, where he served as both the photo editor and then as a staff photographer. In 2018, the US postal service chose one of Ben’s photographs for its “O Beautiful” series.
Ben’s driving motivation behind his photography is to share his deep connection to nature and his experiences of awe and wonder of natural phenomena. He’s also fascinated with how human beings fit into the natural world in symbiotic, beautiful, and ingenious ways. He loves to showcase the places and spaces that bring us closer to nature and to each other, like lighthouses and fishing boats, town centers and cultural landmarks. He recently decided to go into full-time freelance photography to pursue more personally expressive and creative work.