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Is Shooting for a Bad Magazine Good?

Today on a generalist Photo Forum under the Portrait Fashion category, someone from a small independent and in my opinion based on what I saw on their web site, not very good fashion magazine, placed an ad for photographers for their magazine. Now that seemed strange in the first place, which I go on to […]

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“The Straw that Breaks the Camel’s Back…”

Just wanted to share a little Visual Rant about how I was feeling momentarily towards someone who really rubbed me the wrong way… I never, ever go out of my way to offend anyone, but when my family or I are slandered, defamed, attacked spiritually, emotionally or physically, you really don’t want to play ball […]

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“Eyes of Laura Mars”

Eyes of Laura Mars I was inspired to write this short introduction to this film from 1978 starring Faye Dunaway called “Eyes of Laura Mars” by someone on a photography forum that said that some of my imagery reminded him of the film.  I had totally forgotten how affected I was by this film as […]

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The End of the Pro Photographer? Or perhaps a New Business Model?

Selling Out and the Stock Photography Dilemma! Someone on a photography forum called Fred Miranda Forum, stated that a photographer sold their image for a cover of TIME Magazine for $30.  It was sold through a stock photography agency called iStockPhoto.  That is sadly unfortunate. It also represents the present state of affairs for many […]

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Fashion and Architecture

Fashion and Architecture Two of the most enduring remnants of society that feature as an evident and omni-present mirroring of society are the towering structures and  Architectural ruins of past civilizations and the clothing humanity wore throughout recorded and pre-recorded history. However what is also fascinating is that fashion like architecture and industrial design depend […]

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The “Umbrella Light” Controversy

I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.

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Blade Runner Lighting… Sort Of

In the film Blade Runner, the lighting was strange and beautiful. It was also very challenging to the technicians. Making the actors look good under the type of lighting used was a real feat. Kino Flo lighting was often used and not conventionally.

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The Benjamin Kanarek Camera Waves Internet Radio Interview

Here is my interview by Phillip Skulte for Camera Waves Radio which was done about two and a half years ago.  I talk about how I got started.  The ups and downs of the ‘Biz’.  My different sponsorships.  Photo gear, Fashion and all kinds of other tid-bits you may enjoy… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]

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Phoenix, Only the Great Groups Leave France

Only the “Great Groups” Leave France Here goes… and I have been wanting to say this for such a long time… and yeah, this is to YOU the French Music Industry. Nepotism works… If you don’t believe me, look at the artists being signed and those that don’t or finally have to leave France to find […]

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some of my music stuff

I guess being creative, is being creative, no matter what the tool is.  The tool is just the device allowing you to express yourself through it.  It is the interface allowing you to get out physically that which you could not otherwise.  All creative exercises need tools that act as the interface between the idea […]

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Ben’s Chicken Soup…

“What??? What did he say???? Ben’s Chicken Soup on a Fashion, Beauty Photography and More… Blog?…” Cooking and Photography have many similarities. They both have to deal with a lot of ingredients.

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