Ben is the Press Association (PA) photographer for the south west ("from the south of Birmingham to Cornwall.") Great insights into the reality of life for a working news photographer taking in anything from the recent vile weather (spoke to Ben while he was kitted out in waders in the recent floods!) funerals of local murder victims to photographing in Afghanistan.
Inspiring stories and anecdotes from a humane, modest and incredibly hard working photographer.
Left, student Leena Takooree models Ben's armoured (and very heavy!) flak jacket and helmet. Photo by Michelle Marcus-Embleton