- Photographer: Benjo Arwas
- Stylist: Tara Nichols
- Makeup and Hair: Junaita Lyon at Fr8me using
- Model: Elizabeth Havird at Photogenic LA and IMG Paris
Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Stylist: Melanie deJesus
Makeup: Nicole Chew at Art Department
Hair: Ashley Lynn Hall
Models: Samantha Basalari, Julia Almendra, Zanna Van Vorstenbosch, Anastasia M, & Caitlin Lawson
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Happy to share and announce my new book titled #THEEDENIMPROJECT. Each of us has a different definition for denim. We all have different opinions, taste, preferences and a point of view. We all come from different cultures and different religions, with many different backgrounds. I made this project as raw as I could, starting with large format black and white polaroids, in an effort to show what each of us thinks about denim and its meaning. I asked several different agencies to tell the models to bring their favorite denim items. My main idea was to take a portrait of each model, and then accompany it with a mood shot or a close up of her denim – to show the two personalities and connect the dots between the person that wears the piece, to the actual piece, to the worlds take of the item. Some see denim as youth, some as sophisticated, some as fresh, edgy, cheap, expensive, for work, play, or fun. Its just the beginning of the project and there will be more to come.
Below I will show selected pages from the book, but, like anything, it doesn’t compare to seeing it in person. The book is only one part of the project, as I have 4X5 film sheets as well and many more formats and mediums that were a part of it.
Some Behind the scenes taken by Ali Olaes
Thanks a bunch for all the hands and contributors!
Turned out it happened to be the World Photography Day today.
The Origins of this day based on http://www.worldphotoday.org/
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.
Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.
Over 170 years later, we have chosen this date, August 19th to celebrate photography, It’s past, present and future, technologically and artistically.
Attaching what photography is for me today and my best interaction with it and my favorite creations – Large Format film + People + Natural…what is your motive for it??? Please Share!
Recently the PETAPIXEL posted on their website a big fat list of photo documentaries! Its a day savior for the bored photographer, or if you’re looking for inspiration! Check it out to learn about photographers, history of photography, how it use to be, and why the hell are we doing it?! So, Just WOW and big thanks to the PETAPIXEL for that share.
I hope to share and post more inspiring things like that that i find across the web, to keep myself and you inspired.
Cheers and thanks for stopping by,
Want to watch a non-fiction film about photography? Here’s a list of documentaries (and some other stuff) concerning photography that the author collected below.
By Wirjo Hardjono · Jul 01, 2013
Reposted from Petapixel.com
Feel free to suggest any films we’ve left off the list in the comments below.
About the author: Wirjo Hardjono is a photography enthusiast who enjoys finding and watching films about photography. This article originally appeared here.