Benjamin Hardman is an Australian freelance landscape photographer based in Iceland. Benjamin’s fine-art works encapsulate the North’s most obscure landscapes – the barren, cold and volatile environments that are inhabited by colossal ice structures, carved volcanic mountains and resilient wildlife.
The Icelandic weather generally gets me out of bed in the morning. With the North Atlantic ocean bringing such chaotic wind and storms to Iceland, you never know what nature is going to bring when you wake up!
When times get tough, I like to take a breather in nature before diving into the challenge at hand. A long hike always clears the mind!
I am quite obsessed with coffee. I could definitely see myself roasting coffee one day.
The first moment I sat face to face with a Polar Bear in the high Arctic was a life changing moment. They’re such incredible and resilient creatures, and seeing them in the wild on the sea ice showed me just how important it is to protect the Polar regions.
I started shooting images of my friends surfing back in my home town of Perth Australia. I quickly realized that photography was my thing and started to explore as many different avenues and styles I could find. One I visited Iceland, I realized this was the place and subject I wanted to focus on.
Point the camera in the right direction and hope for the best.
I love the 1510 carry on case. I take it everywhere with me and it has been a huge level up from carrying my equipment in rough situations in my camera bag. Knowing my equipment is safely stored at all times gives me absolute peace of mind.
The Pelican SD card reader case is another go to of mine. It is a small one but it is just so nicely made and trustworthy storage for my important material.
The 1610 case has become my main storage box for my cinema video setup. It has plenty of space and wheels, making it possible to haul heavy equipement from my house out to my vehicle and into the field.
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