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underworld / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

underworld - © ben ernst2
Ivory Flame

look at me now / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

look at me now - © ben ernst2
viktoria- model

one with nature / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

one with nature - © ben ernst2

before the storm / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

before the storm - © ben ernst2

love me and leave / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

love me and leave - © ben ernst2

Fern / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

Fern - © ben ernst2
fanny muller, model

ritual / Portrait  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

ritual - © ben ernst2
Manya Muse

painted girl / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

painted girl - © ben ernst2

Lola and other songs / Nude  photography by Photographer ben ernst2 ★3 | STRKNG

Lola and other songs - © ben ernst2
@mdlelola, model

2022-02-25 14:56 

meeting Mariette

Mariette and i know each other for years. We dont live close: Mariette in Canada and I in the Netherlands. We didnt work together that much, but for me these meetings (and shoots) were very special.
Beginning of this year Mariette was visiting her family in Paris, so we had contact to meet eachother again.
we met in a park outside Paris early morning to shoot outdoor and later in her mothers house, between the art.

2021-10-12 12:58 
love me and leave / Nude / indoor,location
love me and leave

love me and leave

remote, duo shoot with Aleksandra and Julia. Organised and assisted by Svetlana Frolikova ( shootparty) Location is an abandoned factory in Prague.

2021-09-09 15:39 

museum of humanity

Museum of Humanity is an art gallery ( potrais/ photographs) in a delaptated building; a part of the Hembrug industrial area ( former amunition factory). I hmade several visits here and got the opportunity to make here portraits too. Yuqi ( the model) and I were inspired by the building and setting. It has more the impression of an asylum. Yuqi is a modern dancer too, so we made a set of intense portraits and dance images.

2021-08-16 20:51 

studio shoot with Yoana

studio shoot with Yoana, using daylight. Light was coming through the window. only possible to move shutters to guide the light. we used the ladder and gym instrument as a prop

ben ernst2

STRKNG participants of portfolio images


Ben Ernst is a self-taught photographer based in the Netherlands with over forty years’ experience in photography

Ben Ernst's working process is very fluid. First, he conceives a concept and then finds a location and model to help achieve his vision. He prefers to work with models with an artistic background, such as actors and dancers. Mainly due to their abilities in portraying a wide range of emotions and posing fluidly with ease. Traveling models also bring stories and their curiosity informs Ernst’s creativeness. His preferred equipment includes a Sony A7 III, Canon 5D, 6D with 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm lenses, as well as Sigma 35mm Art and Sigma 17-40.

The selection of a shooting site is a vital step in Ben Ernst’s artistic process. A location allows him to tie in together the relationship between the model and photographer. And, the perfect setting, either indoors or outdoors, allows for such connection to come through in the resulting images. Ernst and his wife often open their house for the models to stay in, as they often travel from abroad. By having the models visit a couple of days or even longer, he can build a genuine relationship with them. His photographs capture honesty uniquely and highlight the trust built by working together.