Ben Pearey was born in Middlesbrough in 1982. He studied Computer Science at Teesside University, where he discovered his interest in technology and ultimately, photography.
Experience comes from a variety of photographic genres, but he specialises in landscape photography around the North East of England. In addition to the photographing around the North East, Ben has also photographed landscapes further afield including Cumbria, South West Scotland, Malta and South East France.
Official team photographer of Middlesbrough Futsal Club (2011 – present).
Numerous online publications on the Telegraph (2012) and BBC Tees website (2006).
Paper publications in the Evening Gazette (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and the Northern Echo (2012, 2013).
Ben was introduced to photography by his father, Stephen Pearey, who is also a keen photographer. Around 1994 he was given his first camera – a Nikon RF10. In the following years, photography took a back seat, but would once again reintroduce itself in Ben’s life in 2005. That year, Ben took a conscious decision to take photography more seriously and invested in an Olympus SP500. It was not long before the passion for photograph was fully ignited and the move to dSLR was inevitable. In late 2006 Ben purchased a Nikon d80 and and then a Nikon d7000 in 2011.
Ben uses the following equiptment:
- Nikon d7000
- Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
- Sigma 120-400mm f4.5
- Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
- Lee filters