Photographer Ben Hassett was born and raised in London. He trained as an art and landscape photographer but transitioned early in his career to fashion and beauty. After relocating to Paris, he began to fine-tune his technique, experimenting with shadow and light—color and form—to create the visceral, highly polished beauty images that are the hallmark of his work today. Hassett’s skillful use of lighting has made him a sought-after practitioner of studio photography, and he is particularly well-known for his striking beauty imagery. His work is characterized by an intuitive sense of composition and attention to detail that emphasizes the tactile nature of his subjects. Hassett is a regular contributor to Vogue magazines worldwide. His commercial clients include Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Bulgari, YSL Beauté, Lanvin, Burberry, L’Oreal, and Christian Dior Beauté. He lives with his wife and daughters in New York City.