Who Is Ben Haller?
I have been doing fine art photography since 1994. I used to make silver and Ilfochrome prints from film in a darkroom in my home; now I no longer have a darkroom, and no longer shoot film at all, only digital (see the About Cloud Photographic page for more technical details). I am primarily interested in abstract and landscape photography; only rarely do I do portraits or photographs containing people.
Besides photography, my interests include reading, biking, travel, food, music, frisbee, beer... all the good things of life. I have a particular fondness for the music of Brian Eno and Caetano Veloso. I grew up in Ithaca, New York, home of Cornell University, and spent much of my adult life in California. After some years in Santa Fe, Montreal, and Montpellier (France), I have returned to Ithaca, where I'm working on various projects ranging from a little postdoctoral research to training to become a high school biology teacher. I am happily married to Keewon Kang Haller (pictured with me at right), a chef and a wonderful life partner.
I used to be a professional software engineer, and I developed a bunch of shareware and freeware for Mac OS X under the name Stick Software. You can find some beautiful fractal images in the gallery there, as well as a personal page that is more programming-oriented. If you use a Mac and run OS X, check out Stick Software's products!