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About Me / Hire Me

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I’m Ben Holbrook, one of the lucky ones in life who’s managed to make a full-time living from their passions.

I’m an old fashioned creative at heart and most at peace in the world while writing, filming and taking photos. I shoot digital but always aim for an analog look and feel. Over-sentimentality and nostalgia mean everything to me. ‘Newness’ turns me off.

This website is something of a portfolio of my work, so you’ll find plenty of examples of my film, photography and writing work, but it’s also an artistic endeavour in its own right.

Oh, and, yes, I am the same Ben Holbrook from Driftwood Journals travel blog. I just felt I needed an artistic outlet for my non-travel-related work. So here we are…

Ben Holbrook Videographer & Photographer for hire in South Wales, UK


Whether you need a creative soul to help tell stories about your business or you’re a fellow creative looking to collaborate, I’d be thrilled to hear from you.

I’m based on the Gower peninsula in, Swansea, south Wales (UK), but I offer my videography, photography and writing services throughout the UK and on a global basis, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I specialise in video production for small businesses and enjoy working closely with other entrepreneurs. If you run your own company – whether it be a surf school, restaurant, hotel or office-based business – then please do get in touch and together we can tell your story.

Email me at and I’ll get back to you ASAP!



“I cannot recommend Ben enough, and would work with him again in a heartbeat! My company, Devour Tours, hired him to shoot a promotional video and photos of a team gathering and we were blown away by the results.
First of all, he was a joy to work with—really flexible and communicative before, during and after the event, and he got on so well with the group that we’re still talking about him months later! Then, he got the edited photos and video back to us earlier than planned and the whole team was floored by the results.
He captured magical moments of emotion in the photos, even in the challenging environment of people sitting and watching presentations—when we look at them alongside photos of the same event from the previous year, there’s no comparison. And for the video, we weren’t even sure how to express to him what we wanted, but he completely delivered. It conveys exactly what we weren’t able to put into words, and is both a great memory for the team, and a perfect sales tool for future customers!
Oh and the price/quality ratio can’t be beat!”
~ Ashley Duncan, Content Manager, Devour Tours

“Ben was tasked with travelling to Ryanair destinations within Europe and the Middle East to produce compelling travel articles and photography for Ryanair’s website and travel content hub. As a content producer, Ben was innovative, creative and conscientious and was regarded as one of our most talented and reliable team members. On every project in which we collaborated, David was a joy to work with, consistently delivering to the highest of standards.”
~ Fiona Hilliard, Digital Content Manager at Ryanair