I have created a unique world that keeps the west alive. It incorporates the outdoors. It incorporates fashion. It incorporates a touch of Hollywood and the spaghetti westerns that I’ve watched for years and years. This world is romantic and fun, and everyone in it has a chance to bring out their inner west. I’ve created this world, and now I’m inviting people and brands to come be part of it, to let my photography and creative direction tell their stories within this unique and gorgeous Wild West.

As I’ve started sharing more and more Western photos to social media, the response has been amazing. All kinds of people have reached out to me, from old men to younger people, girls, guys, people who are cowboys and not cowboys. Everyone wants to be part of it.

I’ve had people comment and say, “I wish I could live in your photos.” The photos represent this world, a world that is at once modern and in the distant past. It’s a world where people get lost in time. I want people to get lost in it.

So much of the modern Western style eliminates the most charming elements of the Old West. It becomes over-bedazzled and colorful, with diamonds and sparkly jeans and bold plaids. It seems like the Western world has lost the simplicity of style. Everything is overdone. I try to keep things simple, with clean backdrops and timeless style. 

My dad raised me in the outdoors. He took me along camping ever since I was a baby. The way he taught us was the old, traditional style camping. I didn’t use a tent until I was 26 because I though the only way to go camping was sleeping under the stars on the ground because that’s the way he taught me. We’d ride horses and feel like we were part of the Old West. It was a way of escaping, of embracing the natural world around us. 

Photography has taken me to so many places and so many industries. By shooting fashion, the outdoors, commercial and automotive, events and weddings, I’ve found that what I love most is shooting photos of people. I love style, I love the outdoors, and I love telling the stories of unique characters through my photos. Photography has taken me all over the world, and all over the West. My years of shooting have given me great relationships with all kinds of incredibly talented people who I trust and who I am eager to collaborate with: videographers, writers, designers, outfitters, ranchers, horsepackers, and more.

No matter where I go and what I shoot, I always come back to the West. It has a touch of the outdoors, the action, the style, the creativity, the people, the history, the characters, the storytelling. It’s a combination of everything I love. It lets me capture real people to tell authentic stories. Everyone that has been part of one of my Western shoots has loved it, has fed off the experience, has wanted more. The Old West allows me to tell the stories of real people, of real brands. It’s a world suited for storytelling, a world where everyone can feel a part of the Old West.

I am available for traveling projects world wide. Use the form to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.

Thank you,

Ben Christensen

email:  [email protected]  

instagram: @_benchristensen

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