My name is Ben Ludeman. I am originally from Portland, Oregon, but I have also lived in California, Maryland, and New Jersey. I recently graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. At Drew I was a member of the lacrosse team as well as a sports photographer for the athletics department and student newspaper. After my fourth knee surgery, I was forced to begin considering what life would be like after my lacrosse career was over. While searching for direction, I was given a chance to photograph Major League Lacrosse games during my internship with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. At that point, I knew I had found my direction.