Ben Havens is passionate about capturing the spiritual aspects of nature through digital photography. He uses natural light that reflects off landscapes to create a spiritual effect in the various cycles of nature. Also, he has been involved in art photography for thirty plus years.
Ben’s photography has received many honors and awards. He was Artist of the Month for August 2012 in a juried show in Lexington Cary Library’s Piper Gallery. Also, he has had a gallery show on display at The Dome Gallery in Cambridge, affiliated with the North Cambridge Art Association. He was Starbucks’s October 2011 Artist of the Month in Lexington. In May 2014, he had an exclusive gallery show of twelve prints at The Main Street Gallery at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. Most recently, his framed work was on display at the Belmont Gallery of Art in a juried exhibit.
He has also sold his prints at SOWA Open Market, Boston’s premier juried art market in Boston’s South End, as well as at Assembled at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA.
Ben has taken courses in photography at Middlesex Community College, New England School of Photography (NESOP) and at Boston College’s Fine Arts Center. He is a graduate from Boston College.
Nature and landscape photography
Materials and Techniques
I used a Canon T2I SLR camera to take all of my pictures of nature and landscape photography taken around New England. I have and only use two lenses, a standard 55mm and a zoom lense of 250mm. All of my photographic images were photographed authentically as is. No manipulation with images, as with Photoshop, to add objects ( trees, flowers, etc ) that were never there, or to enhance or lighten color, that was not true to reality. My photographic prints are in acid free matts with foam board, protected in a poly bag with adhesive closure. Many of my framed prints with glass, were custom framed, some were not.