Early last month the creative team at Designing Minds sent me a media alert opening me up to an extraordinary documentary on A+ fashion shooter Ben Watts. If you really knew Mr. MSR, you would know Ben Watts is the official photographer for the groomsmen clang on wedding day. His style of shooting—often uncontrolled and energized—extracts mannerisms and stylized poses the subject never knew existed. (My favorite Ben captures are his in-the-air shots!) If you thumb through the pages of GQ or click the image editorials of Men.Style online, Ben Watts stamp is on most of the medium’s creative imageries.
In Designing Minds’ Part 1 feature “Ben discusses the power of photography and how his love for the craft enables him to capture timelessness in a frame. He goes on to discuss how the streets and youth of New York City influenced his early work, later shaping his process and practice for commercial work. In part 2 of the great installment series, “Ben recounts the journey of making a name for himself in the Big Apple, while trying to continue to push the boundaries of traditional photography.”