Benjamin Bean

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I am a commercial photographer with over 12 years of professional experience.

My photographic journey began at 10 years old when my dad gave me my first camera, a fully manual Pentax K1000. This camera led me to a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Photography from Bradley University in 2005 which led directly to a professional photographer position at Caterpillar, Inc. I specialized in commercial and editorial photography for over 12 years at Caterpillar and gained invaluable insight from photographers with over 40 years’ experience.

I have fulfilled more than 500 assignments in over 30 countries and almost every US state. My projects range from photographing Fortune 50 CEOs, terraced rice paddies in China, underground mining in Australia, and sustainable forestry projects in the Amazon rainforest.

When it comes to art direction and marketing concepts, I have experience working directly with the customer as well as worldwide advertising agencies such as Oglivy.

I firmly believe that my job as a photographer is to understand and deliver my clients’ vision.

Client Quotes

"Thanks again for your outstanding work. VERY few product images have literally taken my breath away...yours truly did. I can't even begin to tell you how much easier you made my job!”

K. Roberts, Medium Wheel Loader Marketing at Caterpillar Inc. 

"FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL, THE BEST EVER. Thank you so much again, & again."

Maribeth Sanford, CEO of Bag Makers Inc. 

“These photos give me goosebumps!!! Absolutely awesome ... thank you so much.”

-L.  Porter, Dozer Marketing at Caterpillar Inc. 

"Excellent job on the 844K Wheel Dozer photo shoot! The contact sheet has already circulated around the NPI team and the compliments have been pouring in! Thank you for being able to fit the shot list into a compressed time frame. When we have seasoned photographers like yourself at shoots I know the output will be fantastic. Appreciate your creative talents and look forward to our future shoots." 

- A. Pumklin, Wheel Dozer Marketing at Caterpillar Inc, 

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