Benjamin T. Ono

The first time Ben took a camera in the ocean that was it – he fell in love. His newfound calling had become clear: capture the stories of the ocean and the people surrounding it. Splitting his time between the islands of Hawai’i and O’ahu, Ben never finds himself too far from a body of water. Being the son and brother to engineers, he learned to appreciate the value of critical thinking and persistence. He attended the University of California of San Diego, graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, before taking his craft back to the waters of Hawai’i.

Ben prides himself on his continued work with select clients such as Adobe, Tiny Atlas Quarterly, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Warner Brothers Records, Lululemon Athletica, Pendleton Woolen Mills and Olukai.

He is currently freelance, with continued support from Sigma Photo, Pelican, Mucho Aloha and Aquatech Imaging Solutions.

Photos Courtesy: Andrew Kearns, Nikonos V