Ben Osborne

Antarctic

Damien II in AntarcticaDuring this time, I visited the Antarctic on two occasions. In 1985/6 I spent nine months on board the yacht Damien II with Jerome and Sally Poncet and their three children. In 1988/9 I returned to the Antarctic Peninsula with Jerome and his brother Fabian, shooting pictures for National Geographic magazine. This was a very big break for a professional photographer and it added significantly to my library of Antarctic images.

Still shots for the BBC's Life in the Freezer with David AttenboroughWith my extensive Antarctic experience, and through a chance meeting on a holy mountain in China, I became involved with the Life in the Freezer project in 1991.
This was a major BBC series about the wildlife of Antarctica and I accompanied two of the main filming expeditions, providing production stills and field support. Shooting production stills involved an enjoyable mix of wildlife and landscape photography as well as the more documentary style photography that was required to record where and how the camera crews were working.

I also shot stills of the presenter, Sir David Attenborough, which were used in the Radio Times and BBC Wildlife magazine. The extensive media coverage helped develop record audiences for the series.

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