Ben Horton started his career as a photographer by taking photographs of places where other people simply couldn’t go. The more remote the location, the harder it was to get there, the more appeal it had for the young upstart. It wasn’t long before Ben moved on to working in the commercial world, and was picked up by some of the top names in fashion and advertising.
Ben was awarded the first ever National Geographic Young Explorers Grant for work he did to expose the issue of shark poaching on Cocos Island and as a result, he was invited to join National Geographic Explorer in Residence Will Steger on a two month arctic adventure, using photography to document the effects of global warming. Ben is now a contributing photographer for National Geographic, and is currently working on conservation projects in Costa Rica, hosting a Nat Geo television show in Thailand, and a book project in Joshua Tree National Park. (source: http://www.benhorton.biz/)
As you can read here 1 of the 9 things Ben Horton always brings to an adventure shoot are SKB cases:
“Adventure photography is a very gear intensive job. We have all this equipment, and we have to bring everything with us to places that can be very hard on it. Wether I’m checking my camera with my luggage; strapping it to the back of a horse, roof rack of a car; or swimming to shore through breaking waves, there is one piece of gear that I always have with me. SKB Cases make waterproof, military grade, hard plastic cases. Their cases are also lighter than their competitors so the chance of me paying for overweight baggage is lessened. I know my gear is safe, organized, and ready to go. I’ve even begun to store my equipment in SKB Cases when I’m home in a “Go Bag” so that if something comes up, I can just grab it and go.”