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Photography is a lifelong passion for me. It gives me new perspectives on the world around me, and allows me to chronicle moments in time. It’s what I love to do.

While I enjoy photographing anything interesting, I am especially fascinated in rediscovering the world immediately around me. I grew up in the Twin Cities area and have lived in Minnesota for most of my life (it’s grey duck!). I feel fortunate to live here: close to incredible arts, architecture, professional sports and city life, but still within reach of beautiful lakes, wildlife and nature. It’s this world near to me that comprises much of what I photograph. 

I started using my camera to preserve and capture some of the places and moments that are special about Minnesota, as well as discovering new ones. In the process I’ve gained amazing new perspectives on things close to me but often overlooked or taken for granted. I try to capture what it is about a subject that fascinates me, so I can preserve and share it through photography.

Additional and custom sizes are available for most prints. Let me know if you see something you like but want a different size!

See more of my work here: benrcooper.com

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Ben R Cooper Photography takes online orders for curbside pickup and shipping through this website.

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1593 Lois Dr
Shoreview, MN 55126
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Abstract Native Grasses in Rice Creek (24×36 Gallery Wrap Canvas)

Abstract photo taken at the Rice Creek Park Preserve in Shoreview, Minnesota. Taken during the last light of the day, intentional camera movement was used to soften the scene and give it a more abstract feel. I loved the warm light on the plant from the low angle of the sun in the sky.

Professionally printed, my gallery-wrapped canvases are printed on on 408gram 18mil canvas, stretched, and ready to hang. This is a beautiful canvas with just the right amount of sheen. Clear-coated with satin varnish to show the image perfectly. 100% archival inks are used with a 12 color process for perfect color. These prints are made to last beyond 100 years with high quality pigment inks and a museum varnish.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Duluth North Pier Light 11×14 (White Mat)

Located in Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota, this lighthouse was added to the Duluth Ship Canal in 1909 and completed in 1910 to aid in the difficult approach ships had to get into the canal. Printed on an 8×10 luster paper and matted in an 11×14 acid-free white mat.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Fairchild the State Fair Mascot – 11×14 (White Mat)

Fairchild, the iconic gopher mascot of the Minnesota State Fair, prepares to throw a little sunshine. With his striped jacket and jaunty straw hat, Fairchild has represented the Minnesota State Fair since 1966.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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First Avenue Building 11×14 (Black Mat)

The iconic First Avenue building in Minneapolis, Minnesota as made famous by Minnesota legend, Prince. Originally shot with a special purple film and a vintage 35mm camera. Printed on a metallic 8×10 luster paper and matted in an 11×14 acid-free black mat.

Professionally printed on a pearlescent metallic photo paper, it comes with black acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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First National Bank Building 11×14 (White Mat)

The First National Bank building is probably most known for the large neon red “1st” sign atop the building. The sign has three sides and rises four stories to a height of fifty feet. If the St. Paul skyline were to have a “crown jewel” this would be it. In 2016 the sign was relit with color-changing LED lights. On a clear day it can be seen for almost 20 miles. The streaks in the sky are from passing clouds, as this was a long-exposure photograph (30 seconds). Taken May 2020. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Full Moon Over the Hennepin Avenue Bridge 11×14 (White Mat)

The “Super Flower Moon” rising over the Hennepin Avenue Bridge and the iconic Grain Belt sign in Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 6th, 2020. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Galaxy Drive In – 11×14 (White Mat)

Closed for 5 years, the Galaxy Drive-In in St. Louis Park Minnesota made a triumphant return to business on June 15th, 2020. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Minneapolis From River Near 35W – 11×14 (White Mat)

View of Minneapolis skyline from the river as viewed from beneath the 35W bridge (lit in blue). Photo taken May 4th, 2016. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Minneapolis From River Near 35W – 20×30 Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

View of Minneapolis skyline from the river as viewed from beneath the 35W bridge (lit in blue). Photo taken May 4th, 2016.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang with hanging wire on the back it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Minneapolis Third Ave Bridge at Night – 11×14 (White Mat)

The Beautiful city of Minneapolis and the Third Avenue Bridge reflect on the Mississippi River. Bridge and city lit in purple. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Moon Over Minneapolis 16×32 Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

In recognition of the Light It Up Blue campaign, Capella Tower in Minneapolis had it’s signature white “halo” temporarily lit in blue. Photo taken April 8th, 2016. This amazing view of the Minneapolis skyline features gorgeous hues in a post sunset cloudless sky and a waxing crescent moon.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang with hanging wire on the back it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

North Shore Milky Way 11×14 (Black Mat)

The core of the Milky Way over Lake Superior’s North Shore North of Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2019. The bright planet on the lower right of the Milky Way core is Jupiter.

Professionally printed on a pearlescent metallic photo paper, it comes with black acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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North Shore Milky Way 11×14 (White Mat)

The core of the Milky Way over Lake Superior’s North Shore North of Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2019. The bright planet on the lower right of the Milky Way core is Jupiter. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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North Shore Milky Way 12×18 Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

The core of the Milky Way over Lake Superior’s North Shore North of Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2019. The bright planet on the lower right of the Milky Way core is Jupiter.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang, it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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North Shore Milky Way 20×30 Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

The core of the Milky Way over Lake Superior’s North Shore North of Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2019. The bright planet on the lower right of the Milky Way core is Jupiter.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang, it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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North Shore Milky Way 8″x12″ Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

The core of the Milky Way over Lake Superior’s North Shore North of Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2019. The bright planet on the lower right of the Milky Way core is Jupiter.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang, it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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North Shore Sunrise (24×36 Gallery Wrap Canvas)

The sun coming up over Palisade Head along the North Shore of Lake Superior lights up the rocks along the jagged cliffs. Shovel Point and Tettegouche State Park are in the nearby distance.

Professionally printed, my gallery-wrapped canvases are printed on on 408gram 18mil canvas, stretched, and ready to hang. This is a beautiful canvas with just the right amount of sheen. Clear-coated with satin varnish to show the image perfectly. 100% archival inks are used with a 12 color process for perfect color. These prints are made to last beyond 100 years with high quality pigment inks and a museum varnish.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

North Shore Sunrise 11×14 (White Mat)

The sun coming up over Palisade Head along the North Shore of Lake Superior lights up the rocks along the jagged cliffs. Shovel Point and Tettegouche State Park are in the nearby distance. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Prince Star 11×14 (Black Mat)

Prince’s star on First Avenue’s wall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally shot with a special purple film and a vintage 35mm camera, rendering the originally gold star “purple”. Printed on a metallic 8×10 luster paper and matted in an 11×14 acid-free black mat.

Professionally printed on a pearlescent metallic photo paper, it comes with black acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Purple Lowry Bridge 11×14 (Black Mat)

The Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis specially printed on a metallic 8×10 luster paper and matted in an 11×14 acid-free black mat.

Professionally printed on a pearlescent metallic photo paper, it comes with black acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Purple Lowry Bridge 11×14 (White Mat)

The Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis specially printed on an 8×10 luster paper and matted in an 11×14 acid-free white mat.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with black acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Purple Lowry Bridge 20×30 Metal Print (Ready to Hang)

The Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis lit purple in honor of Prince.

Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum this image has a “wow” factor and an incredible “HD” look. Ready to hang with hanging wire on the back it appears to “float” 3/4″ off the wall. If you’ve been to one of my shows, you’ve seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Purple Lowry Bridge 20×30 Metal Print, Framed

The Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis lit purple in honor of Prince. Printed on aluminum and professionally framed with a high-quality black, modern float frame. Ready to hang.

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Saint Paul Reflections 11×14 (White Mat)

The Beautiful city of Saint Paul, Minnesota reflects on the Mississippi River. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Schmidt Brewery 11×14 (White Mat)

The Schmidt Brewery in Saint Paul. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Split Rock Lighthouse 11×14 (White Mat)

Close up view of the breathtaking Split Rock Lighthouse near Two Harbors, MN. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Spoonbridge and Cherry 11×14 (White Mat)

The iconic Spoon and Cherry sculpture in the Walker Art Museum sculpture park. Originally shot on color film with a vintage 35mm film camera and digitally edited. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. Matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Sunset at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory 11×14 (White Mat)

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota. Completed in 1915 and located in Como Regional Park, it’s one of the last remaining glass domed Victorian style gardens in the U.S. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Tombolo Sunrise 11×14 (White Mat)

A peaceful Fall sunrise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, MN. Taken October 6th, 2019. Though not an official name, this little island is nicknamed “The Tombolo”, meaning “island connected to land”, despite the fact it has not been connected to the shore for some time. Matted and ready to fit in an 11×14 frame.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Tree in the Mist – 11×14 (White Mat)

Taken at the Rice Creek Park Preserve in Shoreview, Minnesota. A solo tree on a foggy morning.

Professionally printed on a high quality luster photo paper, it comes with white acid-free matting. There is a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but it showcases the photo wonderfully.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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