Canon Creator Lab Presents: The Ascent w/ Benjamin Hardman

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The Iceland-based arctic landscape photographer's story on changing course from becoming an accountant to shooting for National Geographic.

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Benjamin Hardman's work is known globally for capturing the spirit of some of the world's most obscure arctic landscapes – those barren, cold and volatile environments inhabited by colossal ice structures, carved volcanic mountains, and resilient wildlife. A master of composition and using minimalist colour palettes, Hardman brings out the magical dreamy qualities of remote cold places in the north.

Born and raised in Western Australia, Hardman was the furthest thing from an arctic landscape photographer. He was studying to be an accountant, taking photos of surfers, and assisting in wedding photography when he wasn't touring with his punk band. In 2013, while on exchange in London, Hardman heard of a place where he could see the northern lights that was only a short flight away. It inspired him to book a trip to see a country he had never heard of before: Iceland.

Iceland was the first place he experienced falling snow, glaciers, volcanic terrain, and he knew immediately that he wanted to get to know this incredible place. After failing to get an accounting job, Hardman took it as a sign and moved there.

Since then, he has been capturing some of the most breathtaking arctic images and working with clients like Icelandair, Land Rover, National Geographic, and the tourism boards of Svalbard, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Alberta, and of course, Iceland.

Join us for an exclusive first-time gallery of unreleased work from Hardman's recent expedition to Greenland and Svalbard, all shot on a Canon EOS. He will be participating in a moderated discussion with filmmaker Mark Bone, sharing some insights on his life, work, and how you can take your winter photography to the next level.

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