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Why Fashion?

All business relationships are complex and often more so than personal relations. But adding the artistic, emotional and illogical aspects of the arts business to the pot really gets things boiling.

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Harper’s BAZAAR’s in Pre-Production

Just wanted to share with you that I am in Pre-Production for several Harper’s BAZAAR’s coming out in September and October of this year. Harper’s BAZAAR China is coming out July 10th for the August Issue. Look out for the Video Teaser of the Making of Harper’s BAZAAR China… Stay Tuned. Share on bebo Blog […]

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Mood Boards

I was asked what a Mood Board is and how it differs from a Story Board. This may seem convoluted but this is how I described what a Mood Board is: A Mood Board, unlike a Story Board, does not indicate a progression of images that will actually be shot, nor the actual setting. What […]

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The End of the Print Portfolio?

I was recently asked to share my portfolio with a magazine and asked how would they prefer to view it. To my surprise they said “just bring your laptop, that will be fine” and they added that “more and more photographers are presenting their work using this medium”. I was pleased and disturbed at the […]

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“Why I Won’t Shoot for Free”…

I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison.  One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly.  The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues.  Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]

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One of My First VOGUE Covers

From “1985”… For VOGUE SA. Oh yeah..real film and not manipulated in Photoshop…Obviously, there was no Photoshop in 1985. Used Fujichrome 100 iso slide film and other neat stuff.  Using color gelatins, mixed light sources and cool light modifiers can help when you know that what you shoot is what you get.   Vogue Latin […]

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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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“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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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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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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