His father was a jazz musician and his mother a painter, Benjamin Gaskell was raised to hold authentic expression and visual art as essential hallmarks of the human experience. His sense of clarity to become a life-long cinematographer didn't quite happen until the summer of 2012 when his first feature film, “Honor Flight: Stars & Stripes”, premiered to a crowd of almost 30,000 people (breaking a world record). He gained a clear sense things to come.
Soon after moving to Los Angeles and setting up as a freelance DP he was accepted into a private cinematography institute in 2015 founded by two members of the American Society Cinematographers where he studied under several renown masters of the craft. Since that time Benjamin has shot several award winning short documentaries, narrative films, features, music videos, and commercials. His passion and philosophical approached garnered him the rare opportunity to present his creative philosophy at a 2017 TEDx event in Guatemala entitled "How to cultivate inspiration and authenticity in artistic creation."
When he's not on set, Benjamin can be found volunteering with the ASC, reading copious amounts of fiction, rocking out on his bass guitar, and finding new methods of existing as a naturally rebellious freethinking individual.
To date Benjamin has worked on several feature-length and short-form narrative, documentary films. He's worked with such musical artists as David Crosby, Caught a Ghost, and The Dear Hunter. His commercial & corporate roster includes work for VEVO, The Discovery Channel, Audi, Google, Goodyear Tire, McDonald’s, Walmart, SXSW, Ready At Dawn Studios, and Sony Entertainment.
For professional bookings or materials request you may contact him here.