Ben Hicks

Photos 2013 – West Coast – Venice, FL Jan 11, 2014 at Moody Agency

Photos 2013 – My annual slideshow is coming up! This year I will be doing a show on the West Coast and East Coast of Florida: Join me January 11 in Venice Florida at Moody Agency 270 South Tamiami Trail.  The show will be from 5pm-9pm.  Thanks to all the supporters: Pacsafe, Watershot, Compound Boardshop, Ollies Wake-Skate-Skim, Mood Insurance Agency, Volcom, Stance Socks, Electric visual, and Sun Bum sun care products who have contributed to the show and raffle; proceeds from the Venice show to benefit Mision Mexico (LoveLifehope.org) orphanage.  Win some cool stuff and learn about some of my favorite images in 2013. The slide show will begin at 6pm outside in the parking lot of Moody Agency.  Feel free to bring your own lawn or beach chairs.  I will be discussing my favorite images in 2013.  Inside will be much of my large canvases and prints on display along with some of my father Ron Hicks oil paintings.  Light refreshments and horderves/appetizers will be served during the show and slideshow. See each flyer for more details.  Look forward to meeting many of you!


Cover shoot and article for The Atlantic Current magazine

We got our 4th cover for The Atlantic Current Magazine, more than any other publication I have worked with!  It was about my recent trip to Indonesia on traveling there to surf.  We also shot the welcome to summer image campaign.  Here are some tear sheets from the June/July 2013 issue.  The summer image campaign were shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida


One Bag One Life: Mini video product promos

Recently we were asked to build an entire line of images based on One Bag One Life’s new 2013 product Spring/Summer line.  Upon shooting a ton of stills that were shot for branding of the new bags on the web and print we also shot  and produced two videos.  Check them out!

 

 

 

 


Sears / Hankook Tires NFL Star Cris Carter shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I was brought on a commercial shoot for Sears new Hankook tires with former all pro receiver Cris Carter.  We shot product shots, stills, candids, etc.  Cris was super fun to work with and provided us all with plenty of humor.


ESPN / Xgames.com Ben Hicks Portfolio Review

Apparently I like hues!

 

Here I am speaking in front of the crowd at my third annual Photos 2012 slideshow at Island Water Sports.  Photo credit to Leon Legot!

Espn recently did an interview / portfolio review on my last year of shooting surfing around the world.  Here are some screen shots from the article.


Cover shot for Atlantic Current Magazine – 2 in a row for 2012

The Atlantic Current magazine continues to grow as a prominent South Florida Sports and Lifestyle read.  I was stoked to get the first and now the second straight cover.  This time with Jr. World Champ Wakeboarder Noah Flegel.  Not an easy shot to achieve as I was being dragged about 2 feet behind him on a tube.  I also had a ton of other shots in the mag, here are some tearsheets.  Articles on Tanner Strohmenger, The Flegel Brothers and The ResolversI also created two of the ads in the magazine.


3rd Annual 10 FPS Photos 2012

Take a look at the 2012 edition of my 10 Frames Per Second (FPS) video which is a review of the last 12 months of shooting.  Check out more with my 3rd Annual Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports on Friday January 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. where I will present my most memorable images and describe what it took to get each shot.  Win some cool stuff from Quiksilver and Electric while supporting the local Jr. Surfrider Foundation.


Atlantic Current Cover and spreads

A new mag has emerged in South Florida called The Atlantic Current.  Many images of mine were chosen for the inside of the mag including the cover.  Here are some screen shots…


Double page spread for Centurian Boats. Keenan Flegel in Wake Journal July 2012


2012 Boca Raton Police Services Ad Campaign: Motor Patrol

Once again the Boca Raton Police Services Dept.  has asked me to shoot the ad campaign for this year.  Here is one of the many shoots, the Motor Patrol.  Special thanks to my awesome intern Lamise for helping out!


Small Singer Island Wedding

Here are few shots from a small Wedding at the Singer Island Hilton.


Ginvasion Product party / tasting

As we continue to partner with Brave Man Media on a variety of projects we continued to provide event stills for their client Legacy while they provide video for them.  Here is a recent event in Miami at the Forge where Ginvasion was put on with a full night of tasting from the world finest Gin.


Indonesia Photo trip April 2012 – Mentawai Islands about the Indies Trader 3

I was asked to cover 8 guys on a surfing trip of their lives aboard the Indies Trader 3 throughout the Mentawai Islands over the course of 12 days.  Adventure is not even the word.  Chasing waves with the best boats and technology available….. in the best place in the world is an experience I wanted to share.  So I did, everyday on my blog partnership with www.Slavetothewave.com!  I had a series of blogs where I wrote and posted photos of everyday and the people, waves and experiences we encountered.  You can see them all here www.slavetothewave.com/ben-hicks/

Here are some of my favorite images from the trip.


Fanatic 2012 Brand Campaign: Spring Flatwater Photo Shoots

 

Fanatic SUP, a paddleboard company that produces some of the best paddleboards in the world once again had me shoot their 2013 flatwater SUP (standup paddleboard ) lineup  as well as their kids boards.  We did this years campaign in the beautiful waters of South Florida near Miami and also in Jupiter, Florida.  We had great conditions and I had some great models to work with.  Thanks to everyone involved with all their hard work for making it a huge success.  We also shot HD video interviews and also HD action videos with our GoPro’s.

Day 1, 2 and 3

 

 


Coverage for Eastern Surfing Magazine of the Florida Surfing History Exhibit that also is home to some of my work

After being asked to have my work shown in the first officially gathered Florida Surfing Exhibit, Eastern Surfing Magazine asked if I would do a portrait for their latest issue.  Here is the image run in print.


Surfing Florida History Exhibition opens in Boca Raton at the FAU University Galleries. Check out Eastern Surfing Magazine’s pre coverage of the event with a photo gallery by yours truly!

Recently Eastern Surfing Magazine enlisted me to get some shots for the upcoming gallery opening of Surfing Florida Exhibition at Florida Atlantic University.  Using a handful of shots for the pre coverage of the event online, there will also be pre coverage in their print issue this month.  Check out the live article HERE.


Surfline.com’s US East Coast Year in Review

A couple images from this weird winter were ran on Surfline.com including from what I recall as the first empty inside out barrel shot of Delray Public Beach and Tanner Strohmenger inside the hook! Check out the live article  here East Coast winter-in-review


Keenan Flegel new team board shot on Inland Surfer

Some new stuff on World Champ Keenan Flegel’s board sponsor Inland Surfer website. http://inlandsurfer.com/boards/12/keenan.htm

 


Delray Beach Barrels and Slave to the Wave.com Mastermind Chris Beeman on ESM.com

Last week we got a little pulse.  I went out for a swim and got a few empty tubes.  Slave to the Wave’s own Chris Beeman was out giving a clinic on riding the nose and flew by me.  Here is the image run on Eastern Surfing Magazine!

 


Tanner Strohmenger Dura Trans Outdoor ad for Electric Sunglasses at Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Some of you may remember this shot that was run on Surfline back in August during there coverage of Hurricane Irene.  Here it is again in black and white. 


Mexico vs Columbia at Sun Life Stadium

Here are a few shots from my coverage of Mexico vs Columbia soccer in Miami Gardens at Sun Life Stadium.


Island Water Sports Summer 2012 Surf Camp Marketing Materials


World Champ Flegel Brothers wake shoot

Brothers Keenan and Noah Flegel talent make my job easier everytime I shoot them.  Here is the latest shoot with the boys.  I worked with Keenan ( 2010 World Wakesurfing Champ ) a bit more with some new angles.  Getting up close I was towed on a surfboard next to Keenan as he performed.  Shooting with one hand and holding the rope with the other.  Noah’s shots are done by have him launch over my head while I am towed laying on my back on a tube.

Some Keenan’s shots were used on www.wakesurfers.net and also on his board sponsor Inland Surfers website.

 

 


Island Water Sports Surf Team Trip to Nicaragua

Recently I traveled with Island Water Sports on their surf team trip to Nicaragua.  Los Cardones Surf Lodge hosted us and we scored with 4 perfect days of surf to ourselves.  Here are some shots from the trip. *NO  commercial use of these images without permission

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