Ben Watts Goes Big Up!

by Rachelle Hruska · September 3, 2008

Ben Watts, Naomi Watts, Miv Watts, Mazdack Rassi [Ben Watts, Naomi Watts, Miv Watts, Mazdack Rassi. Photos by Neil Rasmus for Patrick McMullan]

Go HERE for more photos from this event by Kendra Seay

I became drawn to Ben Watt's photos the very first time I saw them on his facebook account. Little did I know the work he has produced over the years. Brother to actress Naomi Watts, Ben, the photographer from down under has been especially interested in American hip hop. Upon moving to NYC in '95, Ben has shot advertising campaigns for famous labels including Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kodak, Gap, Sony Music, and Apple Computers. He has been out east with us all summer, documenting his fun. You can view his new website here, and last night's "Big Up!" party at MILK Studios (which began with an intimate private dinner and was sponsered by MAC), gathered up all of his fans in the city to celebrate his work.

More story and photos below:

Family members Naomi and Miv Watts were there as well as Mazdack Rassi, David Schwimmer, Cornelia Guest, Kelly Klein, Noot Seear, Derek Blasberg, Nur Khan, Joshua Jackson, Nur Khan, Izzy Gold (Francesco Civetta), Belinda Becker, Ronnie Madras, Kristian Laliberte, and Miguelina Gambaccini along with our own GofG crew.

Zoe Buckman, Ben Watts, David Schwimmer

Zoe Buckman, Ben Watts, David Schwimmer

dinner party

Dinner Party

hip hop wall

Hip Hop Wall

Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Mazdack Rassi

Joshua Jackson, Noot Seear, Mazdack Rassi

Ben Watts, Miv Watts, Naomi Watts

Ben Watts, Miv Watts, Naomi Watts

Damon Dash, May Anderson

Damon Dash, May Anderson

Alina Cho

Alina Cho

ben watts

Ben Watts

Miv Watts, Ben Watts, Naomi Watts

Miv Watts, Ben Watts, Naomi Watts

Ronnie Madras, Ben Watts

Ronnie Madras, Ben Watts

outside

Outside