What Fuels You? - Ben Prescott Collaboration (@itsbigben)


We recently partnered up with adventure photographer and Vancouver native Ben Prescott to discover what motivates him and fuels his passion for photography.

Ben has been an avid photographer for several years now, having conquered some incredible views around the Pacific Northwest, but his travels have taken him far beyond our backyard.

Check out the video above to learn more about his journey as a photographer and what inspires him to keep perfecting his craft.

Here's a bit more about Ben:

"Hey! My name's Ben and I'm a lifestyle and adventure photographer based near Vancouver BC Canada.

When I was kid, I used to have these embarrassing moments with my Dad. Every-time we went out on some new adventure (camping, skiing, biking, hiking, etc), he always brought this hilarious variety of sub-$200 digital cameras and, of course, wanted me to pose for all sorts of photos. I've always been pretty awkward in front of the camera, but I didn't really care because I was a kid. Although, fast forward to about age 13, I was solely focused on being as cool as possible, and posing for my Dad's photos was no longer an option. My Dad has always been a resourceful individual and he figured a $5 payment would be well worth the memories. I agreed. I'm not sure exactly how much money I made, but we think my reluctant modelling was worth about $30 a year.

I'm not who I thought I would turn out to be - who my Dad was back then, that's me now. Well, mostly; I don't have kids of my own yet, but the summary is perfectly relevant. My camera is worth a fraction more than $200, but it's always in the car with me, in my hands, or buried in my pack - camping, hiking, mountains, beaches, etc.

Life's too funny. My Dad's habit of documenting everything, to my dismay, actually had a great impact on me. Now I take photos for a living, documenting other people's life experiences."

 

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