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Recent Work – Storey Publishing, The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm

Before the pandemic, I had the pleasure of working with Storey Publishing on my first book project. Storey publishes “practical books for creative self-reliance” on topics like farms, food, crafts, and natural health; a good fit for my work and I had been hoping we’d find a project to work on together. They invited me […]

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COVID-19 Safe Photography

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything, including how we produce photographs. John Benford Photography is re-opening for production with the goal of creating high impact images while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Business has always been about relationships, and the pandemic will test those relationships now more than ever. Flexibility, respect, listening and patience […]

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Welcome to my New Website

Welcome to my new website! And thanks for checking out my new blog. I’ll be featuring recent work, commentary on social and environmental issues that are relevant to my work as well as issues in the photography / creative industry. I’ve seeded a few backdated posts that were previously sent out as email campaigns or […]

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Hope and Possibility in the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is Day I-don’t-know-because-they’re-all-blurring-together of being camped out at home, social distancing style. My wife is doing “remote learning” with our child while I try to figure out what work I can do, and then we’ll switch so she can work. Like so many others, we’re going mad trying to work full time and parent […]

Communication Arts Photography Annual Shortlist

I just got some exciting news – this photo was shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Communication Arts Photography Annual! This is one of the premier competitions for commercial photographers. This year they received over 2500 entries of the best work from the best photographers in the industry. Being shortlisted means my entry was in […]

Recent Work – Coastal Design magazine cover

This spectacular infinity pool was chosen by Coastal Design magazine to be the cover of their Summer 2019 issue! In architectural photography, a dusk shot is the gold standard – but this pool faces east, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in York, ME. Naturally, we switched to a dawn shot, getting up very early to photograph […]

Recent Work – Portland Barrel Co

This fall, Down East magazine sent me to photograph Ed Lutjens of Portland Barrel Company, Maine’s premier craftsman in the resurgent trade of barrel making. An honored profession for thousands of years, coopers became largely obsolete just fifty years ago when steel barrels and cardboard boxes superseded wooden casks. Today, they are making a comeback due […]

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