Ben Hawkins is an award-winning writer and journalist specializing in photography and creative media. He was the group editor of Practical Photography magazine, 2013-20, and regularly contributes to magazines including Amateur Photographer and Outdoor Photography. As a child, he used to ‘assist’ his dad in the family darkroom and developed a fascination with film and analogue technology. He has since interviewed some of the world’s most revered film photographers, including Albert Watson, David Bailey and Bob Carlos Clarke. His signed original Carlos Clarke print is one of his most prized possessions.