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Portraits with Publishers.

Here is one of the many portraits shot with many of the publishers and writers we photograph for many companies.  An interior and also exterior version.BRC_8291patio  BRC_8122ConferenceRoomBRC_8134ConferenceRoom


Recently Published work.

Here are a few places my images appeared recently. On ESPN, Surfline.com, Canadian Press Agency, and recently a cover for the Atlantic Current magazine.


Recently published work

Here are a few image published this month along with a cover with over 12 images on that we designed and also a calendar cover my image was featured on.


Recently Published work this week.

Opening double page spread of World Wide Fund for Nature, Panda Magazine in the Netherlands of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle photographed in Palm Beach, Florida in 2012.  7Q7A37427Q7A3743

Eastern Surfing Magazine article on Nadar Taha.

Article on Nadar Taha in Eastern Surfing Magazine Sept 2013

Article on Nadar Taha in Eastern Surfing Magazine Sept 2013

A few spreads in The Atlantic Current Magazine one being my beautiful wife free diving on a reef off the coast of the Bahamas.

 

My wife free diving in the Bahamas

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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!


Team Polaroid Action Cam Watersports Team

Here are a bunch of images we created with the Team Polaroid Action Cam World Class Wake Athletes.  Polaroid recently introduced a new line of action sports compact cameras.  Capable of shooting 1080p HD video and high quality stills all in a compact cam capable of being mounting on nearly anything to capture all your action moments.  We shot wake boarders Mike Dowdy, Harley Clifford, Noah Flegel and Wake Surfers Keenan Flegel and Jaqualine Fort.  Dean Lavelle also did it all!

 


Photo Workshop and visit to Mision Mexico in Tapachula Mexico with Compound Boardshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The past couple years Compound Boardshop  in Sarasota, FL have put on an invite only photo show from a few West Coast FL surf photographers.  Since I grew up in Venice, Florida I have been graciously invited and happy to display my work and raise money for an awesome orphanage in Tapachula, Mexico.  Compound have done numerous events, trips and various fund raisers all to help out Mision Mexico over the past 4 years.  This year they invited me to travel down to Mexico and do a photo workshop with the kids.  My fans donated over 10 digital cameras for me to take down to the orphanage!  Awesome!!!!  We were there for 5 days and what a blast it was working with the kids and seeing their minds light up with creativity!  We even got to go surf with them!   We then took a handful of images the kids took and auctioned them off at this years fundraiser!  What a great experience to be a part of!  Here are some of the images from the trip and the kids!


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.


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

 


Fanatic and I wish everyone a happy new year!

Here is a happy new year and merry xmas banner add featuring a shot of mine on Fanatics homepage.


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.


Photoshoot and Marketing Campaign for Barkan Method Hot Yoga

Recently I was asked to shoot an ad campaign that would feature Yoga guru and founder of The Barkan Method Hot Yoga for his two locations in South Florida.  The campaign feature two standing ads in local Malls.  We shot the images at the new Boca location.  I then also created the two ads, one being life size..


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…


U.S. Waterski Champioships

Recently I spent the day shooting the U.S. Waterski Championships for SportsPix.  All the images go to potential clients, but here is an example.

Andy Mapple 6 time World Champion.


New Lifestyle image campaign with Salt Life brand

Recently Salt Life purchased a handful of images for use in their in house ad campaigns.  Look for them at their retail stores.  They will be featuring their team rider Cappy that I recently shot on a trip to Indonesia.  Here are two images below that have been featured thus far. 


Surfers for Autism – Juno Beach

Here are couple shots from our favorite non profit we support making their 2012 14 tour stop at Juno Beach Florida.


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.

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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.


Spring Trainging – St. Louis Cardinals and Springfield Cardinals Baseball coverage for the SpringField News-Leader

Recently I covered the St. Louis Cardinals and Springfield Cardinals Baseball clubs in Jupiter, FL for the Springfield New-Leader news for the last week of spring training for the two teams.

Here are some shots that were published: