My name is Benjamin Kilpatrick. I grew up in the Tallahassee, Florida for the majority of my life and have been living in southern California for the last six years.
National Geographic and other documentary work, in general, was a huge influence for me growing up. I remember being so moved by some of the images and stories that were being covered. I tried to somehow bring that with me into photographing skateboarding, and I spent eight years off and on photographing it for magazines. Recently though, I've been moving more towards projects that mean something, or that can help aid others in getting the same feeling in their heart that I did when I was a kid.