Stephan James x The Wrap

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Talent: Stephan James

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Matthew Perry x The Wrap

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Talent: Matthew Perry

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Marta Pozzan x Bello Mag

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Model: Marta Pozzan @ Next Model Management
  • Stylist: Ervina Topalli
  • Makeup: Nicole Chew @Art Department
  • Hair: Abe Esparza

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Madelaine Petsch x Popular TV

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Talent: Madelaine Petsch

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Marta Pozzan for FACTICE Magazine

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Talent: Marta Pozzan
  • Stylist: Ervina Topalli
  • Makeup: Jadyn Ngo using MAC Cosmetics
  • Hair: Ashley Lynn Hall at Art Department

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Happy World Photography Day 2013

Turned out it happened to be the World Photography Day today.

The Origins of this day based on

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!

Saule by Benjo Arwas, 2013

Saule by Benjo Arwas, 2013

Saule by Benjo Arwas, 2013

Saule by Benjo Arwas, 2013

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The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography (Petapixel)

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,


The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography.

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Edward Weston “The Photographer” 1948

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
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2 weeks in the city of lights – Paris

After 2 weeks of the city of lights, Paris, i realized how much this city is a libarary of inspiration – Design, Architecture, History, culture, tradition, language, people, music, fashion, style and on and on. its never ends.

i was in need of this kind of break from the californian waves and to reach to this kind of well done inspirational injection.

In the first 2 weeks i travelled the streets, wonder, got lost, discovered and still i am dont get how come the sunset is a bit late around 11pm(!!!). days as days, nights as days here. and you never get enough!

walking with a camera in the streets is like heaven for the photographer. everyone are part of your movie and your cast. everyone well dressed and ready for you to capture them. street photography is how i began my journey into photography. and this is literarily heaven for photographers.

Im et new people, made new connections, already got the opportunity to work with top model agencies here and great creative people!

Of course enjoying with Sidney as much as we can and together were making some self realization about everything from career, life, inspiration, people, glad and love the fact that i can share my stuff with someone that close to my heart here.

so here are some snap shoots from the past 2 weeks that already on my Art + COMMERCE // Italian Vogue stock images page.

Appreciate your time for reading it and please don’t hesitate to contact me for anything!

And for daily basis photo of the day / behind the scenes / moments / etc. follow on INSTAGRAM: @BenjoArwas

Cheers and happy summer.