Benoit Dechy

About Me


Ben is a 29 years old photographer born and raised in France, in 2014 he quit his job and moved to Australia for a year with a working holiday visa in his hands, he did not stop traveling since then. Back in 2016 he moved to New Zealand for a second WHV and Canada will be his home for 2018.

Oceania, Europe, Asia, all those countries, people he met on the road has changed him and pushed him to photography day after day.  

Benoit is mostly inspired with nature and people, he likes to wait for the sun to rise in the morning, get to know new people and make new friends, through a glazed and washed out editing style he captures landscapes, people on their adventures, lovers and intense portraitures.

Ben is currently sitting on his bed typing this page and thinking, "Do I really have to write this in third person?"

"I was the boy who used to stare outside the window in class, dreaming up magical places that only existed in my fantasies. I was born with a beautiful imagination but without an artistic bone in my body. On a day I decided to buy my first camera and I've held it close to me ever since.

What I love about portrait photography is that it allows me to help bring out the best in people. Helping people see things about themselves that they don’t see is the best feeling ever because it’s human nature to be hypercritical of ourselves."

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