Photographer: Benjo Arwas @ DGREPS
Hair Juanita Lyon @ FR8ME
Makeup: Nicole Chew @ Art Department
Photographer’s Assistants: Justin Truong & Sara Strimpel
Post Production: Ashley Boxler


From boyfriend jeans to overalls, denim has found a way to stay relevant in every decade. Indigo is everlasting.

Meagan Lee by Benjo Arwas - Creem Magazine

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“RAW DENIM” – Zink Magazine, Fall 2014

RAW DENIM – Zink Magazine – Fall 2014
Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Model: Meagan Lee @ Wilhelmina LA
Makeup and Hair: Nicole Chew @ Art Department
Styling: Lisa Bae @ REX Agency and Catlin Myers
Assistant: Justin Truong
Benjo Arwas for ZINK Magazine Fall 2014

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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

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



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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Chris Brown for THE FASHIONISTO Exclusive

As Seen @ The Fashionisto

Some 4X5 Polaroids, 35mm film and late afternoon fresh men fashion.

Easy Dressing–Wilhelmina Los Angeles model Chris Brown graces our pages once more, connecting with photographer Benjo Arwas for an exclusive. Easily transitioning from casual fundamentals such as a denim jacket or pair of jeans to a tailored blazer, Chris embraces an easy contemporary style as pulled together by Wilford Lenov. / Photo assistance by Sidney Kraemer. Style assistance by Alan Montes and Marlen Portillo.

Chris wears button-down shirt Topman, trousers Armani Collezioni, blazer Topman, tie Oscar de la Renta and belt stylist’s own.
Chris wears long sleeve tee American Apparel, trousers Armani Collezioni and belt stylist’s own.
Chris wears jeans Levi’s, jacket West is Dead and necklace Goodhyouman.
Chris wears shirt Topman.
Chris wears shirt Topman.
Chris wears jeans Levi’s, jacket West is Dead and necklace Goodhyouman.
Chris wears belt stylist’s own, long sleeve tee and shorts American Apparel.
Chris wears shirt Yves Saint Laurent, bow-tie stylist’s own, blazer Topman, vest American Apparel and trousers Theory. / Title Image Chris wears jeans CK by Calvin Klein and shirt Levi’s.
Chris Brown By Benjo Arwas

Chris Brown By Benjo Arwas

  • Model: Chris Brown @ Wilhelmina, Los Angeles
  • Styling: Wilford Lenov / Alan Montes / Marlene Portillo

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