414: Ben Cornish “King of all Media” : Portraits on and off the board.

Ben Cornish King of All Media

Ben Cornish Team Steam’s King of all media. Self Portrait

 

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Uber skater, Photographer, Print Maker, Film Maker, Editor, Dad…..Corn is the King of all media. Ben Cornish encouraged me when we were teens to take pictures (and skive off classes by hiding in the Graphic arts department dark room). In addition to being encouraged to take pics  by Corn another added benefit of being friends with Ben is you could count on having some experimental gem of a picture of yourself, either on or off your board. His skate photography is more then just visual documents of what trick one could pull or where you skated. The place, the trick or the antics are all secondary every click is a portrait whether you were on your board or off it. Here is what I am talking about:

Jason Indy air slug ramp

OR:

Jason Invert Slug ramp

OR:

Jimmy Kane by Ben Cornish Slug

OR:

Bucky-Lassek-By-Ben-Cornish-Hell-ramp-

OR:

WEEP by Ben Cornish

OR:

WEEP

OR:

Steve Mannion Raging Lamos

OR:

ROCK AND TAG BEN CORNISH

OR:

Bernie by Ben Cornish

OR:

By Ben Cornish

OR:

WEEP

OR:

Rock by Corn

OR:

John Ballon and TAg by Ben Cornish

OR:

TAG by Corn

OR:

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OR:

Jason-Oliva-fire-breathing-at-GWU-DC-Ben-Cornish

I can go on all day with Ben’s pictures they make my point for me. You dont have to know the people in these photographs to appreciate their artistry. I for one would pay for a book with a big heaping helping of Ben’s work in it…encourage him to get on with it!

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Photographs By Ben Cornish

Self Portrait

Jason Oliva

Jason Oliva

Jimmy Kane

Bucky Lasek

Weep

Weep

Steve Mannion (Raging Lamos)

Rocky Vertone & Dan Tag

Bernie O’Dowd

Ben’s Father

Weep

Rocky Vertone

John Ballon & Dan Tag

Dan Tag

Jimmy Kane, Dan Tag,  & Rocky Vertone.

Jason Oliva

 


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7 thoughts on “414: Ben Cornish “King of all Media” : Portraits on and off the board.

  1. Taylor

    Nice post Jason. Corn is one of my favorite photographers and has had a huge influence on my life!

    Thx Corn.

    Reply
  2. Jeff Roenning

    Ben was a DIY media pioneer. I never thought about making films until I saw Ben doing it (really well) when we were in high school.
    I wonder if he still has a copy of “Out to Lunch” from Mr. Lee’s class.

    Reply
    1. ben

      thanks for the post jason
      I still have “out to lunch” I’ll post it someday, it’s more than 20 years old

      Reply
  3. ken salerno

    hats off to ben from salerno….. don’t know him personally, but he IS a brother behind the lens…..show us more…..

    Reply
  4. Taylor

    Out to Lunch – I forgot all about that…classic. How about these (Not in order)
    The Harvey Chandler Show
    GoBots
    Great Deodorant Race
    Erin vs. Hula
    (plus some movie where Rocky is going to buy an iRoc or Camaro)

    I’m sure there are tons I’m missing

    Reply

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