Thee Denim Project – The Polaroids Book

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.

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Thee Denim Project by Benjo Arwas

Some Behind the scenes taken by Ali Olaes

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Thanks a bunch for all the hands and contributors!

  • Makeup and Hair: Satya Linak, Cynthia Morelock and Kat
  • Ali Olaes for helping all these days and taking behind the scenes footage
  • NEXT Models, Wilhelmina LA, Vision Los Angeles for the beautiful and great faces and personalities.
  • My best friend and Fiance, Sidney Kraemer, for kicking my butt and putting the book together in one piece and dealing with my craftmanship

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© All the rights reserved to Benjo Arwas Photography 2013/2014

Featured in FACTICE Magazine Issue #20 – August/September

FACTICE #20 – NO FUTURE – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013

“WHO STOLE MY CIGARETTE?”

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READ :http://www.facticemagazine.com/magazine/numero20/issue20.php
FREE DOWNLOAD:http://www.facticemagazine.com/shop.php
FREE DOWNLOAD APP:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/factice-magazine/id634867246?l=fr&ls=1&mt=8

Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Models: Vera, Miranda, Lisa and Lindsay / Kismet Model Management
Assistant: William Navaro
Styling: Damaris Rosales
Styling Assistant: Maritza Perez
Hair: Carina Tafulu using Joico
Nails: Summer Shoemate using love Laquer design
Makeup: Tomy Rivero using NYX Cosmetics
Makeup Assistants: Damaris Thompson, Jocelyn Lamarque
Photo Retouching: Chris Gomes

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Asa Dyer Sits For Benjo Arwas – The Fashionisto, August 2013

As seen in THE FASHIONISTO –

http://www.thefashionisto.com/asa-dyer-sits-for-benjo-arwas/

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Shooting Asa – Wilhelmina Los Angeles model Asa Dyer connects with photographer Benjo Arwas for a new photo sitting. Styled in a rugged wardrobe of menswear essentials, ranging from distressed denim to a worn wife beater, Asa stuns, captured on film and in polaroids.

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Morning Beauty – Lynne Cash

Lynne Cash @ The Phoenix Agency

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas, 4X5 Polaroids.

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas, 4X5 ILFORD DELTA 100

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas

Lynne Cash by Benjo Arwas, 4X5 Sheet and 4X5 Polaroid Transparent

  • Makeup: Crystal Martinez
  • Hair: Carina Tafulu

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