Ben grew up in the south of France where the waves are small. His father was a sailor and taught him everything about the ocean. Coached by his older brothers, he quickly fell in love with surfing and spent every moment possible in the ocean. He discovered photography at the age of 15 and started shooting his friends who surfed. After learning the basics in Toulon, Ben then studied in a photography school in Paris. He managed to achieve his dream of shooting images in Hawaii and travelling the world alongside professionals in search of photogenic landscapes and waves that have never been surfed before. At 22, he moved to Tahiti. Ben quickly made Teahupo’o’s famous wave his backyard and his favourite place to shoot. Ben recently released his first solo book “SURFACE” – a 184 page, hardcover, coffee table book.