STEVE BENJAMIN -
UNDERWATER DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Conservation photography and filmmaking are powerful tools that can change people’s perceptions and inspire them to take action on environmental issues. Steve Benjamin is a prime example of a photographer and filmmaker who uses his art to make a difference in the world.
Through his work with major clients such as Disney, BBC, and National Geographic, Steve has created visually stunning and emotionally impactful films that showcase the beauty and complexity of the ocean. His films not only highlight the wonders of the natural world but also shed light on the problems that threaten it, from pollution to overfishing.
Steve’s work has the power to change people’s perceptions of the ocean and its inhabitants. By showcasing the incredible diversity of marine life and the interconnectedness of all living things, he inspires viewers to see the world in a new light. His films have the power to move people emotionally, connecting them to the natural world and inspiring them to take action to protect it.
As a passionate conservationist, Steve uses his films to raise awareness about critical environmental issues and inspire action to protect our planet’s natural resources. He believes that by telling compelling stories and showing the beauty of the natural world, he can inspire people to take action and make a difference in the world.
Content for Change
I tell stories to inspire people to act on environmental issues. That means shedding light not only on destruction but also solutions. Conservation stories are about people as much as wildlife—from the problems we create and the people who suffer the consequences to those who dedicate their lives to solving them. I work to communicate both the intrinsic value of nature and the ugly side of reality in compelling ways both locally and abroad
“I create ideas, teams, and imagery to bring about change in the world. If people don’t see, they will never know”
I love the collaborative nature of filmmaking and have worked on productions for commissioners including BBC, National Geographic, Disney, NHK, Apple, PBS, Smithsonian, ARTE, and SABC. I’ve worked with Wildspace Productions, Plimsoll, Earth Touch, and many others to bring their stores to life.
Steve on Camera
Watch this short film about me and my vision for capturing life underwater.