His father was a jazz musician and his mother a painter, Benjamin Gaskell was raised to hold art and expression as essential hallmarks of the human experience. While he wasn't cut out to be a musician, nor a painter, he's made a home in the film industry as a professional cinematographer.
It didn't really 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) that he gained a clear sense of "okay, I think I might actually be able to do this." After that? He was firmly committed to never doing anything else as a professional vocation other than be a cinematographer and visual storyteller. Later that same year a lucky few of the projects were featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2012), while others tallied several million views on YouTube, including the breakout fan-fiction series "Nightwing" for the YouTube creative collective Ismahawk.
In 2015, he was accepted into a private cinematography institute founded by two members of the American Society Cinematographers where he studied under several members of ASC. He continues to freelance as a director of photography and holds a membership in good standing with the Society of Camera Operators. When he's not on set, Benjamin can be found volunteering with the American Society of Cinematographers, reading copious amounts of fiction, practicing his inability to paint watercolors or play bass guitar. He tends to loathe selfies, but enjoys a fine tequila or mezcal.
To date Benjamin has worked on several feature-length and short-form projects including: narrative, documentary, commercial, and industrial 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 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.