Ben Starkman


Ben is a Director and Cinematographer working in advertising and film. A lifelong New Yorker, he found his place behind the lens at 17.

Although he loves creating powerful imagery, the goal is always to tell the story. Having worked with major agencies such as Publicis, TBWA/Chiat Day, BBDO and more, Ben loves the challenge of matching style with substance to meet brand needs.

Outside of advertising and content, Ben’s work includes projects for Sesame Street and NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. He created visual sequences projected at concert tours for Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Metallica. His sequences for Metallica’s latest tour can be seen in the 3D concert film Through the Never.

In the feature film world, Ben was Director of Photography for the Sundance entry On the Road With Judas. Additionally, Ben is proud of his continuing efforts with BBDO NY to bring awareness to the ongoing fight against ALS.