Benjamin Else is an artist working predominantly in the medium of photography. Although the photograph is normally the final destination, his working methods intertwine ideas and aesthetics from diverse areas ranging from cinema to sculpture, street art to painting taking inspiration from literature, science, mythology and many other areas along the way.


"The balance between man made structures and technologies and the natural world is an ongoing theme that to some extent features in most of my work. Sometimes subtly and other times more explicitly".




Photography BA (Hons)

Southampton Solent University



Art Foundation

Southampton City College






Untold Connections (2011)

SSU (Southampton)


Methods and Approaches (2012)

Marlands (Southampton)


MXXIX (2013)

The Print Space


MXXIX (2013)

SSU (Southampton)


Six Degrees Forward (2013)

Showcase Gallery (Southampton)


Timeslip (2014)

FAB2014 (Bath)


New Greenham Open (2014)

New Greenham Arts (Newbury)


Art in te Ark (2014)

The Ark Centre (Basingstoke)


Assistant Curator

Transmission : Play (2013)

Quay Arts (Isle of Wight)



Solent Showcase  (July-Sept 2013)




SSU Art Collection (Re-arranging atoms)


Photographic Work


August 2012 – September 2012

Team Photographer – Charity Trek to Mt. Everest base camp

Samantha Dickinson Brain Tumour Trust (Raised over £2000)


September 2009 – Present

Freelance Photographer

Worked for various companies covering events, corporate portraiture and product photography

Clients: ASPECKS, Beckford Consulting, CIPR, Pathfinder, Signs Express, U17 Car Club, etc.



Other Employment


February 2006 – September 2009 (September 2012 – present, part time)

Sign Maker – Crescent Signs




• Designing, Making and Fitting Signs

• Worked with a range of materials (Vinyls, Acrylics, Metals, Woods)

• Competent on computer programs (CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator, GSP)

• Trained with a variety of Power tools, Large format printers, Vinyl plotters, Laminaters, Laser

Cutters and Routers