hey there, i'm ben.
I'm a freelance photographer based in New England (particularly the Greater Boston area). I specialize in headshots, production photography, portraiture, lifestyle, events, and editorial photography. I also dabble in weddings, engagements, and food photography. My studio is located at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA.
Behind the scenes, I'm best known for my cooking and love of world cuisines, as well as my lifelong love of music as both a performer and listener! I'm also fond of the fall months, folky playlists, my pets, stand-up comedy, a nice latte, the great outdoors, dinner parties, science, the occasional immersive video game, and sunsets by the ocean.
My photography career began unexpectedly while I was attending Salem State University, where I studied theatre. I am self-taught and never would have predicted the career path I'd end up on. Before college, I enjoyed taking photos during nature walks or after cooking a particularly photogenic meal, but knew I always wanted to try working with people. As a freshman, I began taking headshots for my classmates, which then led me to production photography, and eventually professional gigs. I discovered during this time that capturing and immortalizing ephemeral art forms is just as important and enjoyable for me as creating them. Eventually, I also began exploring different genres of photography and enjoyed capturing those moments just as much.
Nearly eight years later, at age twenty five, I'm fortunate enough to run a thriving business that has allowed me to merge my artistic passions into a career I really enjoy. In the theatrical field, I have experience in acting, directing, and tech, as well as a BFA in Theatre with a focus in Directing and Management. I've now directed for the stage, radio, and camera, and was named the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Winner / National Finalist in 2019. My experiences in the performing arts have shaped my eye for human expression and artistic composition through storytelling, and have influenced my style as a photographer greatly. To my future clients, let's make some memories!
HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANy
GREATER BOSTON STAGE COMPANY
SPEAKEASY STAGE COMPANY
THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE
WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE
Haymakers for hope
BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT THEATRE ENSEMBLE
REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE
SALEM DANCE ENSEMBLE
BEAU JEST MOVING THEATRE
NORTH SHORE YMCA
MARK CHIUNGOS, D.C.
“I had such a great time shooting with Ben! It was totally stress-free, and the photos came out looking clean and professional. Highly recommend!”
“When I decided to get my headshots redone, there was not a doubt in my mind as to who I was going to go to. Ben is an excellent photographer and professional, and I had an absolute blast getting my headshots redone. Whether he’s shooting in his living room or his amazing new studio in Lowell, you are gonna have a blast and get fantastic photos. On top of being a photographer, Ben is also a director so he knows what CD’s and Directors are looking for. All of that to say: Ben is a god.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ben as a headshot photographer which I liked so much I hired him back as an event photographer (for two different companies), and as the photographer for my engagement photos to capture the moment in real time. He’s always my first recommendation to others when they need high quality photos taken. Ben is both personable and professional. I always feel at ease and comfortable during sessions. I can’t recommend his work enough.”
“Benjamin Rose is not only an elite photographer but a genuine individual. He ensures you're comfortable and builds a great environment for you to shine as the subject, regardless of knowledge or experience he'll help guide you and answer any questions you may have. You cannot beat his rates - professional quality at an affordable price! Scheduling and contacting Ben was so simple - he was responsive and flexible. 10/10 recommend... book it!”
“We just got the photos, and they're absolutely stunning. Far and away the best production photos I've ever had of my work. This was my thesis production, and it means the world - so I just wanted to reach out and say thank you. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us. I can only hope I have the opportunity to collaborate with you in the future.”
From start to finish, working with Ben was a great experience. He took the time to make sure I felt prepared and comfortable at every step starting right from the pre-shoot consult.
The shooting itself was a breeze. Ben helped me pick out the best outfits/backgrounds for me and was willing to play around to get the best shots. It was great to chat and joke during the shoot- it really made the time fly and the shots came out great.”
“Ben is great! High quality work, very professional. Easy to work with. Highly recommend.”
“Ben was such a joy to work with and I am so happy with my final headshots. The shoot experience was very enjoyable and it was clear that his attention to detail would produce stunning shots. I highly recommend working with Ben, especially if you are in need of a new professional headshot!”
“Ben has consistently amazing photography for all occasions. Headshots, show photos, portraits, you name it and Ben can do it! I HIGHLY recommend!”
“Ben was a joy to work with and did a fantastic job with my headshots! He was extremely flexible throughout the process, and especially on the day of the photo shoot, making sure we got just the right options for my portfolio. I'm excited to work with him again and would highly recommend this talented photographer!”
“These truly look amazing. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my headshot.”
“Thank you so much for this entire experience. The whole process was amazing and I am in love with the final product.”
“Ben has continually produced beautiful photographs for each customer and his work is consistently beautiful, a huge recommendation!”
“They are AMAZING!!”