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I grew up in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, My interest in photography really started from the influence of an uncle, who asked me to help out by carrying his long lenses and tripod around a wild life park in the Isle of Man, while he took pictures for a tourist brochure. Unfortunately he has now passed away, but his passion for life and photography still influences me to this day; he helped me see the world from a different place.

My career in the jewellery business has taken me to some amazing places around the world. Living and working in the tropical paradise of Bermuda with its pink coral and crystal blue seas, before travelling through the USA and Europe, eventually making my way to Australia. I have now been based in Australia for twenty years, enjoying the life style of long summer days at the beach and the rugged costal walks of rural southern West Australia.

I am constantly trying to stretch myself and learn new things. I have attended several photography courses at the University of Western Australia. These courses taught me the technical workings of the digital camera and the software to edit in.

I have always had a good eye for a picture, the digital format and the ‘software dark room’ has given me the confidence to go out and try new styles and subjects. I now find myself looking at the world through a virtual view finder, looking to seize every opportunity that comes my way.

The best advice I have received on the course was; “take a great picture in the first place, editing is never going to make a poor picture great”.

I now live in Fremantle, Western Australia. I can often be seen in and around the local area taking pictures.

I hope you enjoy my photos, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions you wish to make please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your interest.

Michael Bench | 0408 747 367 |+61 89339 3793 bh or benche@westnet.com.au

Wedding Photography | Portrait Photography | Product Photography  ( for web sites)