Halston Heritage Spring 2017

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Styling: Karolyn Pho
  • Hair and Makeup: Miriam Nichterlein
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan

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Stephan James x The Wrap

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

http://www.thewrap.com/shots-fired-star-stephan-james-exclusive-studiowrap-portraits-photos/12/?mode=3

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Matthew Perry x The Wrap

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

http://www.thewrap.com/matthew-perry-kennedys-friends-studiowrap-portraits/

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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

http://www.bellomag.com/la-la-land-bello-mag/

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Dominic Monaghan x The Wrap

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Talent: Dominic Monaghan

http://www.thewrap.com/atomica-star-dominic-monaghan-exclusive-studiowrap-portraits/

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Madelaine Petsch x Popular TV

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

http://www.populartv.com/etc/madelaine-petsch/

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Renee Olstead x Popular TV

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Talent: Renee Olstead

http://www.populartv.com/etc/renee-olstead/

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Skylar Grey x Composure

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Stylist: Monty Jackson
  • Hair: Bobby Eliot
  • Makeup: Jenna Tucker
  • Talent: Skylar Grey

http://composuremagazine.com/skylar-grey/

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Leighton Meester for Rogue Magazine

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Styling: Rachel Wirkus @ The Wall Group
  • Hair: Kylee Heath @ Starworks
  • Makeup: Kayleen McAdams @ Starworks
  • Creative Director: Heather Seidler
  • Manicurist: Sara chue @ Exclusive Artist

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APA/LA at Canon: The Commercial Work Is The Personal Work

http://la.apanational.org/events/entry/the-commercial-work-is-the-personal-work/

Wed 09th Nov, 2016                                                     Tickets:
7:00pm–9:00pm                                                           Free – APA Members
Canon Hollywood                                                         $5 – General Admission
6060 Sunset Boulevard

Benjo Arwas is one of the fastest rising young photographers in Hollywood, covering both celebrity and high-end fashion advertising. Over the past 5 years he has been published everywhere from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and many more. Benjo’s advertising work has been commissioned by a wide range of clients, from CBS, Sony, Nordstrom, 7 For All Mankind, and Canon.

Don’t miss out!  Join APA LA and Canon in an evening with Benjo Arwas to give you the tools for team building and lifestyle branding.

 

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Doors will open at 7:00PM, the lecture will start at 7:30PM, Wednesday November 9.

Street parking on side streets, and on Sunset Blvd starting at 7PM.

 

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Bryce Vine by Benjo Arwas for Fashionisto Exclusive

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by Benjo Arwas

Bryce in Focus–Photographer Benjo Arwas and stylist Wilford Lenov come together for a new exclusive featuring music artist Bryce Vine. Initially introduced to us on the first season of The Glee Project, Vine, who is represented by The Complex Group has emerged as a solo music artist. Building up quite the following  in the early stages of his career, Vine fills us in on his background, music, tour with Karmin and upcoming plans. / Grooming by Nicole Chew. Assistance by William Navarro.

Bryce wears pullover Joyrich, button-up Paulie Gibson, pants American Apparel and fedora Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears pullover Joyrich, button-up Paulie Gibson, pants American Apparel and fedora Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

When did you know music was your artistic medium of choice?

I was thirteen years old when I watched a comedy special of Steven Lynch who sang and played hysterical original songs on acoustic guitar. For the first time, I thought to myself I wanna do that. I’d always had an appreciation for musicians and live music but, for some odd reason, that was the first thing that sparked my interest in learning to write and play guitar.

Do you get nervous before a performance or competition?

There’s a moment, right before I hit the stage, I get that free fall sensation. Like that moment of suspension right when the roller coaster begins to drop. It’s immediately scary, then moments later it’s purely exhilarating.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears denim blazer Jean Paul Gaultier from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich, pants Paulie Gibson and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears denim blazer Jean Paul Gaultier from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich, pants Paulie Gibson and snapback Urban Outfitters.

How was competing for The Glee Project different than other competitions you might have been in?

To be honest, I’d never watched Glee before The Glee Project. I was at school in Boston at Berklee when I heard about it so a lot of kids were auditioning. My mom called me one night asking if I was trying out. I said no, but she insisted so I rapped and sang Gold Digger to my laptop camera and sent it in minutes before the auditions closed. It was crazy. I really had no idea what would come of it. The only competitions I’d ever been in were with my high school punk band so yeah, very different.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs and button-up Topman.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs and button-up Topman.

What did it mean to you to be validated by a judging panel to be part of season one of The Glee Project?

Well that’s exactly what it was; validation. Berklee is an easy place to feel discouraged in your own ability because theres SO much talent. There were times I felt unworthy of having been accepted at all; another reason I almost didn’t audition for The Glee Project. But numbers don’t lie, so finding out I was one of only twelve kids in the world out of forty thousand auditions was definitely the reassurance I needed at the time.

Bryce wears shirt American Apparel, club jacket Joyrich and pants Marc Jacobs.

Bryce wears shirt American Apparel, club jacket Joyrich and pants Marc Jacobs.

What is the biggest take away from participating with the other contestants?

The biggest take is the other contestants. We became a family. I see Damian, Sam, and Hannah the most now but we’ve all managed to keep well in touch. Second biggest take away: learning to not give a shit. Having been the first one kicked off for attitude, I caught a lot of heat from fans. Most people hated me and my voice and they made sure to express that online haha. It fucked my confidence up all over again for a little while. Then at some point I said to myself…dude…who gives a fuck? Turns out that was the right question cuz I stopped caring about being liked and started back up making the music I wanted to make. Now I’m at the point where negative comments literally don’t effect me at all. It’s fucking awesome; something I owe completely to The Glee Project.

Bryce wears suit Hugo Boss, pullover Joyrich and snapback Young & Reckless.

Bryce wears suit Hugo Boss, pullover Joyrich and snapback Young & Reckless.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs, button-up Topman and shoes YRU from Style House 13.

Bryce wears suit Marc Jacobs, button-up Topman and shoes YRU from Style House 13.

We look at artists today and see them rushing through there careers, sometime so fast that mistakes can take them two steps back. Since The Glee Project, it seems that you have been focused on polishing your craft and your art. Take us through life after.

Well let’s see. I spent almost a year sleeping on the couch at Damian and Cameron’s apartment in Los Angeles. Acting wild, Over-Drinking, over-partying, stressed out, out of shape, and nearly broke. Still writing and recording with my friend Nick, but the songs weren’t getting us enough attention, so I felt even more stagnant. About a year and half ago I got a call from one of my best buds Nolan from college. He’d recently gotten signed as a producer under the Grammy winning team, The Messengers. He believed I had huge potential to be great and hashed out a plan to start developing my sound as an artist with him producing the music. He got me a personal trainer, voice lessons, and introduced me to Matt Maltese and Nils Gums, who became my managers. Now my team and I have gotten really good at doing as much as we can on our own and keeping things moving at the right pace. We’re not really worried about talking to labels yet either. We are all confident in myself and the music so we feel no need to rush anything.

Can you tell us more about your tour with Karmin?

It’s a fifteen show national tour to promote Karmin’s upcoming record, Pulses. We started in Baltimore and are working our way back to the west coast. It’s my first tour and I couldn’t be more excited. Karmin is super amazing especially live and I really appreciate them letting me open for them.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Aside from performing with Karmin, are your followers expecting an album soon?

I released the music video for my song “Where The Wild Things Are” which was shot in Chicago. Also my first music video for my song “Take Me Home”. Both on my YouTube channel. I also have my first EP “Lazy Fair”.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears button-up Paulie Gibson, graphic club jacket Joyrich, pants Zara and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears leather jacket Diesel from Style House 13, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants Ralph Lauren from Style House 13.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Bryce wears blazer Topman, graphic t-shirt Joyrich from Halfman and pants American Apparel.

Who are some of your musical inspirations from the past and present?

I’m inspired heavily by the music of the 90s. Artists back then just wrote great songs and didn’t seem to take themselves so seriously. I don’t think most of the radio songs these days will still resonate with people ten years from now the way 90s hits do today. I’m hugely influenced by the vibe and lyrics of The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Kid Cudi, Blink 182, Incubus, Jamie T, Motion City Soundtrack and Drake.

Bryce wears graphic baseball tee Joyrich from Half Man, pants American Apparel and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Bryce wears graphic baseball tee Joyrich from Half Man, pants American Apparel and snapback Urban Outfitters.

Collaborations seem to be a thing that artists tend to explore through different mediums, are you expecting any collaborations for the coming year?

Absolutely! I would love to get a Aaron Bruno (AwolNation) or Tyler the Creator feature. I also really wanna work with Chance The Rapper, Wallpaper, Frank Ocean and New Politics. It would be cool to do another collab with G-Eazy too.

How do you balance your music with your other obligations?

Luckily right now music really is my one obligation. Like everything in my schedule revolves around it. I run at the gym so I won’t run out of breath on stage. I go out with friends on the weekend to a new place to see if it sparks writing inspiration. I love women but I don’t have time for a girlfriend so yeah…I really have no other obligations.

Fashion, just like music goes through seasons and through changes. What’s going on with your personal style?

My clothing style has already evolved greatly with the help of my man Wilford Lenov. My closet is full of shit I never would have tried on a year ago. Some are my favorite items. My music changes as I change. New experiences, unexpected events, new memories, old memories, new mistakes, old habits, new lessons, friends, love interests…all of it plays a part in what I make. All I know is that I haven’t written my best song yet…but I really hope I’ve written my worst.

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Elena Sanchez “Hunger Games:Catching Fire” Exclusive Inteview for Glamoholic Magazine, Dec 2013

As Seen In GLAMOHOLIC Magazine #24 Pages 50-54

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

Elena Sanchez for Glamoholic Magazine

  • Talent: Elena Sanchez
  • Fashion Styling: Ali Levine
  • Hair: Paul Desmarre @ Opus Beauty
  • Makeup: Alexandra Schafer @ Opus Beauty

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Anthony Greenfield Exclusive for The Fashionisto

As featured at the blog “The Fashionisto”:

http://thefashionisto.com/anthony-greenfield-by-benjo-arwas-for-fashionisto-exclusive/

Anthony Greenfield by Benjo Arwas

Anthony Greenfield by Benjo Arwas

I Live in LALA Land–Wilhelmina LA model Anthony Greenfield steals the scene in a new story from photographer Benjo Arwas. Basking in the warm sun of southern California, Anthony relaxes in chic spring fashions pulled together by stylist Wilford Lenov. Mixing a preppy inclination with a nautical motif, Lenov outfits Anthony in garments from Gucci, Burberry Brit, American Apparel and other brands. / Makeup by Crystal Martinez. Hair by Carina Tafulu.

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Anthony Greenfield By Benjo Arwas

Anthony Greenfield By Benjo Arwas

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