J. Ben Quinton is a massive fan of David Attenborough! Ben dreams of creating his own nature photography documentary, inspired by Sir Attenborough himself.
J. Ben Quinton is a lifelong fan of Sir David Attenborough, the legendary British nature documentarian. Quinton’s style and approach to documenting his nature travel is largely inspired by works driven by Sir Attenborough’s own design. More than just a fanatic, Ben has studied the documentarian’s body of work in nature studies, science, history and so much more prolifically for more than twenty years. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of the legend by creating a nature documentary of his own, focused on world travel.
Released in 1952 for the BBC, Coelacanth was the first major project that Sir David Attenborough worked on. Although Attenborough does not physically appear in the production, Ben Quinton reflects on this documentary as a very poignant part of his career. The documentary film is presented by evolutionary biologist Sir Julian Huxley. Attenborough worked as a Producer on the project. Coelacanth is a true adventure that focuses on the rediscovery of the prehistoric coelacanth species. Because it was one of the first projects produced by Attenorough, Ben reflects on this particular BBC program as one of his all-time favorites.
Prehistoric Planet (2022)
A more recent favorite David Attenborough documentary of Ben Quinton’s is the 2022 series, Prehistoric Planet. Attenborough narrates the series, which follows the stories of animals… but not just any animals. These animals are Quinton’s favorite: prehistoric dinosaurs! The series devices into the latest paleontological research available to us today and even provides wild computer-generated interpretations of prehistoric species. As an artist and visual designer, Quinton appreciates the use of CGI in this documentary as an entertaining learning tool.