Benedict Stenning

Freelance Photographer, Designer and Print Specialist

Level
Senior
Location
Brighton, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

British, b.1980 Having grown up spending time on film and stage sets from a young age, I began to develop my visual language very early on. When I was 17, I seized an opportunity to start working in the film industry. I made tea and coffee and got sent on the usual missions for left handed screwdrivers and long weights but it was from here that I learnt the story telling power of the visual image, and the craft behind making them. After working my way up to Assistant Director over nearly a decade, I was then offered a job with an international art publisher, specifically in giclée printing. Already having a passion for photography, I saw this as an opportunity to add strings to my bow at a time when it was still a fairly new technology. One that would later go on to be an integral part of the digital photography workflow and a very complimentary skill set to have. Within the company I have grown to become Senior Designer and Photographer working directly with galleries and artists worldwide to produce exclusive, museum quality prints and products for the museum and heritage sector. Trusted in the art world to supply major exhibitions, I’ve designed, printed and produced a plethora of bespoke products and sought after editions for leading art industry institutions and the company’s own retail website whilst also fulfilling all of the photography requirements of the business. Alongside my work in art publishing, I have, with an unquenchable thirst, continued to develop my own photography practise with a bias towards documentary and commercial. Over time I have come to realise that photography is how I make sense of the world and it has become the language with which I can tell stories and share experiences, thoughts and ideas. I have a strong attention to detail, a passion for visual design and crafting images and am continually exploring innovative production processes with each new project. I live with my wife, son and two cats currently on the south coast of England and am available for commissioned work (editorial and commercial) in UK and abroad.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Creative
  • Digital/ Print
  • High End Digital Retouching
  • Large Format Printing
  • Creative Solutions
  • Adobe Creative Suite Advanced User
  • Grahic Design
  • Art Direciton
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Varied

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      Benedict Stenning Photography

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        King & McGaw

        Work history

        Currently

        May 2005
        • United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Freelance photographer specialising in documentary, commercial and editorial. benedictstenning.com

        Currently

        Senior Designer and Photographer

        King & McGaw

        Nov 2004
        • Brighton, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Senior designer and photographer for an art publishing company specialising in fine art prints and printed products for the museum and heritage sector. Working with all major UK galleries, I've produced prints and designed stationery for some prestigious names in the art world. The other hats I wear within the company include creating photographic content for the retail side of the business and marketing team which ranges from product shots to lifestyle / interior photography. Also having joined the company in the early days of print on demand, I have an in-depth working knowledge of large format inkjet and digital press printing and have produced limited edition, high-end prints for artists such as Julian Opie, Howard Hodgkin and Maisie Cousins.

        2004

        Assistant Director (AD) in Film and Television

        Varied

        May 1997 - Nov 2004
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Starting off as a runner and working up to assistant director in film and television working on a number of films and dramas over the period of 7 years. I'm well versed in production and the running of a film set from scheduling and booking supporting artists to managing the shoot itself.