Archives for posts tagged ‘Ben Staley’

Sage Jonesy and the Lantern

That little fire. Inside you. Deep down in the core. Keeping you warm. Fueling your very soul. Keep feeding that fire. Don’t let it burn out. Don’t ever let it burn out. Tweet

And the Fire

Few places I feel as at home as sitting at a fire… Tweet

Alaska

It never disappoints. I go back often and its the old familiar friend. But always showing me something new. Magical. Something about myself perhaps. I’ll always return. Tweet

Speed of Light

“Speed of light” or “The results (of last nights shenanigans)”. But as I stood shivering in the dark, waiting for a car, please any single fucking car, it got me thinking about time. And how it speeds up as you grow older. Because you have less and less to burn. I think about this a […]

Firelight

Sometimes you’ve got to reach onto the fire. Risk getting burned. Tweet

Sophie

A number of years ago I was hired to shoot a short film in Israel. It was quite the experience. Sophie was the only american actress involved and we’ve been friends ever since. She’s one of the good ones… Tweet

Captain

I think I’m getting over this fear of photographing other photographers. Check out his great work HERE Tweet

Chanon

When a girl shows up for a shoot with not one but two machetes I think thats a good sign. I’d be happy to photograph Chanon any day of the week. Strong, fearless and yet very real. Tweet

Jamie

Dani and I met Jamie over seven years ago when we cast her in a little project. The project ultimately fell apart but we’ve remained friends with Jamie. Shes a director, a writer and an actor with not only passion but real soul. Thats the first word I think of when I think of Jamie. […]

Malachi

Malachi asked me to take his portrait. I was flattered and terrified as he’s a terrific photographer in his own right. In addition to having one of the all time coolest names he’s a warm, sincere and very real guy. These are the kinds of people I like to spend my time with. Take a […]

Niki

Niki has a rich, self effacing sense of humor. More people should be like that. Tweet

Chelsey

Chelsey is at once, both tough and vulnerable. Everyone is more than one thing if you care to look close enough. Tweet

Musings on a Creative Life

I hate being late and now we are. I’m sick to my stomach. Why didn’t we leave sooner? It’s my fault. I want to vomit. I hate being late so much. Fuck all this traffic into Downtown. Finally we arrive and┬ápark and head for the hotel and there is Megan waiting with the tickets and […]

New BenStaley.com

So I sorta quietly updated the site. I feel in transition. The last few months have been very interesting. Travel. Introspection. Creative accolades. Professional frustration. Growth. Change is in the air. If you choose a creative life the road is long. And with many turns. My name is Ben. I’m a filmmaker and a Photographer. […]

Mountain Man

Earlier this year I was chatting with my pal Jimmy and he encouraged me to enter some photography contests. The thought had never entered my mind. I didn’t have any idea where these contests would be or how to go about it. Look online Jimmy said. So I went home and spent about 20 minutes, […]