Ben De Marco became interested in photography through his music business. When they couldn’t find a photographer to take the type of photo’s they were looking for, he started to take them. He enjoyed it and decided to pursue his interest.
Ben was self-taught until his introduction to Dennis Simonetti, a Master Photographer instructor at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Dennis reviewed his work and asked him to join the New School. Ben stayed with Dennis for four years, assisting and attending his Master Printing course. In 1981, Ben founded the Brick Photo Workshop. He then turned to photojournalism and became a contributing photographer for the Newark Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, and a few smaller publications. He also contributed to a variety of magazines, tabletop, events and sports photography. He was an associate producer for ABC Circle Films’ production of “Baby M.”