About Benjamin

An entrepreneur and professionally trained photographer, Benjamin strives to capture images in a unique and highly crafted form. Benjamin brings a strategic approach to each image he creates.  Originally studying architecture, he went on to pursue studies in Commercial Photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, graduating Valedictorian and earning a BA in Professional Photography. Benjamin is also the owner and principal at Straw to Gold, a branding agency with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. Additionally, he dedicates time to the Guatemalan Project supporting their micro loans and student scholarship programs.

Contact Info

email: hello@benjaminariff.com

phone: 503.683.3328

office: Los Angeles + Portland


– Moment Factory
– Mission Hills Resort
– Fuchun Resort
– Kamus + Keller Interior | Architects
– John Berry Architects
– Pablo Maida Architects
– Design\Milk

– Studio 1030 Architects
– Lisa Vail Design
– Matthew Finlason
– MAKE Architecture
– Meridith Baer Home
– Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

– Coastline Investment Group
– Libitzky Property Companies
– dTank
– The Agency
– Environmental Contracting Corporation
– Chattel Inc., Historic Preservation Consultants


Would love to hear from you, Let’s get in touch!