Editorial

Eastern Surfing Magazine Who da Guy with local ripper Cappy!

Local surf freak Cappy and I link up for a Who da guy feature in the latest ESM Aug 2013 issue.


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


Cover shoot for Dance Retailer News

Recently Dance Retailer news contacted me to shoot a local dance store in Boca Raton called Shape Shop.  The issue comes out this month.  Here is the cover image we shot used along with many other images used inside for the cover story.


Futures Industry Association Boca Summit at the Boca Raton Resort Club

The Futures Industry Association had their annual meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida and hired us to cover the entire event.  We also did a cover shoot with one of their special guest appearances of Charles Li.  We had about 20 minutes for the cover shoot which meant a lot of prep work to scout lighting and locations.  Below are some images of the event, a few they published in the latest Futures Industry Magazine and the cover we shot!


The Atlantic Current Cover shot and inside article spreads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was fortunate to be assigned to shoot the cover Feb/Mar 2013 issue of the Atlantic Current Magazine, which will be my third cover in a row with them.

Below are a handful of other images and assignments that were ran in the latest issue including FAU baseball, paddleboarding and an article on local surfer Codi Monroy!


National Geographic Photo of the Day – Jan 6, 2013

National Geographic picking up one of my Loggerhead Sea Turtle shots as their photo of the day on their homepage on Jan 6, 2013.  You can purchase this print and many others on my fine art site: www.benjhicks.com

 


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.


Absolut Miami Trade Event

Here are a handful of images I shot for a private Absolut event on South Beach.


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


Ocala, FL Fat Tire Festival Freeride Demo

Kyle milliseconds aways from meeting the ground

Mike
Camping in Juniper Springs

This past weekend I got to ride some really nice trail and hit a few stunts along the way. Some of the boys put on a show for the crowd too. Unfortunately Kyle (the sequence drop) had to be airlifted away and is still in the hospital attempting the 20ft drop. Here are a few shots from the trip.


Standard Boats




Last week we traveled to beutiful Mt. Dora, Florida to shoot Standard Boats newest boat. If your in the market for a badass wakeboard boat custom made to your specs look no further. The weather wasn’t exactly on par but we made do. Check them out at www.standardboats.com


Shuttle Launch


Like every other person in Florida, I took my guns out for the shuttle. Shooting with a Canon 1ds mark2 camera 300 2.8 IS lens, 2x and 1.4 ext here is what I got. Essentially its a 1092mm set-up w/ f/5.6, 1/13, iso 640,


Flogging Molly






This weekend I started off by shooting Flogging Molly, one of my favorite tunes to rock when I am riding. They were opened up by Against Me, Dub Trio, and the Aggrolites. The rest can be viewed at www.southflorida.metromix.com


Metromix


Check out southflorida.metromix.com for all my music photos including the lastest from The Postmarks and coming soon Flogging Molly, Ultra Music Festival, Sunfest and more.


The Postmarks in West Palm Beach.



This past week I shot the local band The Postmarks for Metromix. Respectable Street, where the show took place, was an absolute horrible lighting situation to try and get photos! Here are a couple…. and the rest can be seen here at southflorida.metromix.com


Mini swell ……. Super cold for us Floridians

Will Tant
Cheyne Cottrell

Hira

The always smiling Bob from Boca Surf and Sail

Hira


Wednesday morning we charged it early to get some good light with the rising swell hitting our coast. Meeting up with Cheyne Cottrell, his buddy Will Tant, Matt Oberman, Wesley Desouza, and Tahitian Hira Teriinatoofa, we caught the quick swell window. On the beach it was about 40 degrees, which was not exactly was I am used to. It was a beutiful day! All images copyright © 2009 Ben Hicks


Alejandro Escovedo





Last night I shot Alejandro Escovedo for Metromix.com at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdal, Florida. It was a really mellow show with great vibes with lots of elbow room for me to work with. You can find them published here. Enjoy!


Nightmere Choppernite Ride




Last night I shot the Nightmere before Christmas Chopper Ride Toy Run in West Palm Beach,FL.  There were 164 riders that turned out for the event.  They can be seen here on Metromix.


Nov 20 Palm Beach

Scott Posner

Wesley Desouza

Cheyne Cottrell

Baron Knowlton

Dave Leonard

Peter Mendia

Peter Mendia

Peter Mendia

John Cammack

Matt Oberman

Matt Oberman

Last week a few of the stars aligned and South Florida actually got good.  I headed up to search with Wes and Matt, meeting up with rest of the state of south fl to find some prestine conditions to shoot in.  I really wanted to shoot water but the currents just weren’t right.  Two sessions throughout the day provided for some great shots not to mention shooting some of the best in Florida.  Here are a bunch and please no stealing the images with out contacting me first.  Thanks!


Space shuttle endeavor blasts off…from Boca Raton


As I was originally suppose to shoot the shuttle from Cape Canaveral, I got really sick on thurs and ended up not going last night.  Instead I mounted my 1ds mark2 with my 300 and 1.4ext and go this image of the shuttle blasting off…

shot at: 420mm, F4, 1/160, iso 1000

Choppernite 21 Halloween hairband nite

Stephanie in her rock attire.



This week I covered the 5th year anniversary of Choppernite in West Palm Beach, FL. The ride always carries a theme and the theme this year was Hairband nite, from the 80’s music era. It always a great place to find the freaks! Run by the freakbike nation West Palm Chapter it attracted almost 250 riders this year. The images were shot for Metromix / Sun-Sentinel. You can view the gallery here.


Rise Against!!






Thanks to one of the coolest producers that I have worked with, I was set up to cover Rise Against in Pompano Beach, FL with Alkaline Trio, Thrice and the Gaslight Anthem. You can view the gallery here at Sun-Sentinel / southflorida.metromix.com . I pulled some strings and got Steph in as well for one of her favorites… Alkaline Trio. Rise Against didnt disappoint. Another weird thing as well, ran into some kiddies from my hometown of Venice. They recognized me as I was dashing across the parking lot in the dark, must be I am getting a little higher status? Must be Venice knows who rocks the hardest.


Gwar






Last night I was part of a blood bath. NO seriously, Gwar performed at Revolution and it was a game of duck and dodge to stay away from there spraying “blood” guns. From outrageous costumes to literally ripping apart John McCain it was one of the more interesting music assignments I have had. See more here.