Benedict Brain

Benedict Brain

Photographer and Journalist

Benedict Brain is a UK based photographer, journalist and artist. He graduated with a degree in photography from the Derby School of Art in 1991 (now University of Derby), where he was tutored and inspired by photographers John Blakemore and Olivier Richon, amongst others. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel.

Like many photographers, Benedict was first enchanted by the magic of photography in a traditional darkroom as a child. Later, at Derby, Benedict became interested in notions of metaphor and narrative in the photograph; ideas that have underpinned and informed his personal practice ever since. Whether faced with an epic landscape at the golden hour, battling the elements in the mountains, strolling through suburban sprawl or quietly working in his studio, Benedict is always striving to add layers of meaning to his images.