Ben Watts - Updated Apr 2024

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Ben Watts


Ben Watts is an English photographer and director based in New York City. Ben Watts’s works have been published in various international fashion magazines, such as Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Condé Nast Traveller.

Early Life

Ben Watts was born in London, England,  the United Kingdom, on 19 January 1967. He has a zodiac sign of Capricorn and he is currently 56 years as of 2024. He celebrated his birthday on 19th January each year. Moreover, he holds British nationality and belongs to Anglo-Scottish ancestry. His full name is Benjamin Oliver Anthony Watts.

The names of his parents are Peter Watts (father) and Myfanwy Roberts (mother). By profession, his father was a road manager for Pink Floyd and later became their sound engineer.

He was raised along with his older sister Naomi Watts, a British-Australian actress and film producer. His father died in August 1976, due to an apparent heroin overdose. As a result, his family moved to Australia, and was raised by his mother single-handedly. Later, in 1978, his mother remarried and moved to Suffolk.

Ben Watts – Education

He studied at the Sydney College of the Arts in Australia, where he started his photographic career as a photographer’s assistant

Professional Career

Initially, Ben Watts started his career in photography in Sydney. He shot for Australian ELLE and VOGUE while in Australia. Moreover, he was impressed by the American Hip Hop culture. So, in the year 1990, he relocated to New York and began documenting urban youth. He soon began doing advertising for well-known businesses such as Nike, Reebok, and Gap.

Caption: Ben Watts clicking a photo (Source: Patrick McMullan)

His art has also been featured in Vibe and Rolling Stone. He also worked on advertising campaigns for well-known businesses such as Apple, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Kodak. His photographs have also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Interview, Rolling Stone, GQ, Vibe, Trace, Elle, Detour, and Tokion. He shot Matt Damon for GQ magazine in 2012.

From the year 2000 to 2015, he released eight books of photography named “Portraits” (2000), “Body and Soul” (2001), “Tattoo Nation” (2002), “Soul Style” (2003), “History of Hip Hop” (2003), “Tomo” (2003), “Big Up” (2004) and “Montauk Dreaming” (2015).

Net Worth 2024

The exact figure about his earnings is yet missing. But, working with big companies, he has earned a handsome sum of money over the years. According to various online websites, his net worth is estimated at around $1 million to $5 million. In the United States, an average photographer earns about $34,070 annually.

Relationship Status

Moving on to his personal life, Ben Watts is dating Gabriela Langone, a stylist who often works with him. Apart from this, there is not much information about their relationship details. Similarly, Ben has never disclosed his past relationships, affairs, and many other personal things.

Caption: Ben Watts with his girlfriend, Gabriela Langone (Source: BFA.COM)

To this day, the photographer has not been involved in any kind of controversy or scandal. He is focused on his personal and professional career avoiding such things which can harm his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

This renowned photographer has grey hair with a black pair of eyes. Meanwhile, the exact information regarding his body measurements such as height, weight, shoe size, dress size, and many others is unknown.

Social Meda

On his Instagram page ‘@wattsupphoto’ there are over 105k followers. Likewise, there are over 8.2k followers on his official Facebook page and he is not present on Twitter.