Ben Hassett is an English photographer based in New York City. He trained as an art and landscape photographer but early in his career transitioned to fashion and beauty photography. After relocating to Paris from London, he began to fine-tune his technique, experimenting with shadow and light—color and form—to create the visceral, highly polished beauty images that are the hallmark of his work today.
Hassett is a regular contributor to Vogue magazines worldwide, and also contributes to Vanity Fair, W magazine, and The New York Times. Clients include Omega, Dior, L’Oreal, Wella, Givenchy, Clarins and Rimmel. He directed a television commercial for Chanel in 2008.
In his Iris Nights lecture, Hassett will discuss his creative impulses and process, and what it means to be a working commercial photographer today.