Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce to you a good friend of mine, who is also an amazing photographer: Benjamin Van Bloem. Ben is an Eagle Scout, and was an Finalist and Honorable Mention for Photographers Forum Magazine's winter (2016) and spring (2017) contest. His photography style favors a mixture of portraiture and nature shots: but I personally feel like the sky is the limit for this man.
Ben and I met in grade school (I'm not sure what grade) and our relationship developed through high school track and field. After high school, our communication fell off, but we stayed up to date with each other's life adventures through social media. He has travelled abroad to Scotland, and established a name for himself as a photographer. Before I even thought of picking up a camera, Ben was out in the world going photo crazy, and creating some dope art along the way.
Currently Ben is in his junior year at Salisbury University, where he double majors in International Relations and Political Science. When he is not focusing on the books, he is out in the world capturing those moments that we wish we could relive. For those who may be interested in learning more about Mr. Van Bloem, he has a website where he sells prints of his work.
You can follow Ben and his photo adventures on his website and social media profile(s) below.
Ben's Website: http://vanbloemphotos.portfoliobox.net/vanbloemphotography
Instagram: TheRealIrishMan (The Real Irish Man)
Damon Mackin. 22 years of age. Mass Communications major at Shenandoah University 18'. Freelance Journalist/Photographer