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Ben Welsh was given his first camera by his photographer father when he was twelve years old. He used it, along with electronic triggers, to photograph insects in flight. It was the beginning of a life-long determination to conceptualise his surroundings. An adherent of high energy sports, he was a Spanish windsurf champion, and possessed of a voracious curiosity. His photography equally embraces the natural world and the fascinating variety of the human condition. The result has been multiple assignments for important national and international brands which have financed his exploration into a profusion of photographic techniques which he applies to his fine-art work. He refuses to classify himself into any particular artistic category. He has made environmental portraits of tradesmen in Tarifa, Southern Spain where he lives, recreated the Greek myth of Narcissus, paid homage to Paul Gauguin in an interpretation of that artists work and braved storms to capture magnificent seascapes. In short, the world and all that is in it is his subject. His work has been recognised by the prestigious One Eyeland international online gallery where he is ranked amongst their top ten photographers and he has been awarded three Gold Medals of Excellence by the world's biggest photo art competition, the Austrian Trierenberg Super Circuit.