I first met Ben 10 years ago when I was drafted in to finish Shiners Scottish leg of the Big Push for Sidewalk. Ben was probably the biggest name that I had shot at the time so I was pretty nervous. Scotland gets a bad rep for having rubbish weather but we lucked out and managed to shoot some great photos.
I’ve bumped into him many times over the last few years and he was always so full of life and super positive. It’s a term used a lot but it really does make you stop and think. Now more than ever, especially with social media, it can be easy to distance yourself from friends and love ones, intentionally or not. Please make an extra effort to reach out to friends to let them know you’re there for them.
Skateboarding has lost a true gentleman. RIP.