- Photographer: Benjo Arwas
- Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
- Model: Andrew Lewandowski
- Model: Robert Westergaard
- Grooming: Abe Esparza
- Fashion Editor: Amy Lu
- Collages and Mixed Media: Rebecca Coltorti
Save Today – For his latest shoot session, photographer Benjo Arwas catches up with California native and actor Ryan Paevey. You may recognize the young actor from Christina Aguilera’s Your Body music video or if you are addicted to daytime, his role on ABC soap opera GeneralHospital as Detective Nathan West. Here, Arwas captures the model turned actor in a series of accessible looks styled by Wilford Lenov for the laid-back guy on the go, who still needs that professional edge. / Grooming by Nicole Chew.
Recently I was lucky enough to spent two beautiful weeks in Maui, Hawaii with my family and my Fiancee’s family for her sister’s wedding. While I was there, I couldn’t resist contacting Wilhelmina Hawaii and to see if they have any good faces for me to test while I’m there. Great communication and quick responses with the booker, Jenna, I got to add to my book a different vibe, landscape and background then the cold chilly ocean of California (no complains tho), I got to shoot Christopher Harris, and another model that I will share about later this month.
Most of the shoots are 35mm Film and B&W Polaroids. I really enjoyed the analog process this trip and very limited myself with digitals. Right now its a good timing to maintain that i’m working on a new scrapbook with illustrations, polaroids, contact sheets, collages and more surprises, and ALL from the trip to Maui, in the same concept of my other book – Black Coffee And Art, so stay posted about it.
And now for the little “Mauian” Summer story I got to shoot:
Kapalua–Summer calls us away to exotic travels as photographer Benjo Arwas visits Kapalua, Maui for his latest story. Hitting the beach with Wilhelmina Hawaii model Christopher Harris, Arwas plays with the image of the surfer; fresh and inspiring or one with the volatile nature of crashing waves.
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.
- Model: Chris Brown @ Wilhelmina, Los Angeles
- Styling: Wilford Lenov / Alan Montes / Marlene Portillo
As featured at the blog “The Fashionisto”:
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.
The pleasure again of being featured in Satellite Magazine (Jay & Austin) and to get cover story and additional story (Josiah).
Thanks to the creative teams and to William the Editor-In-Chief for having us.
- Photography: Benjo Arwas
- Models: Jay Hector, Asa Dyer and Jais Malcolm @ Wilhelmina Models, Los Angeles.
- Styling: Amit Sidi
- Grooming: Berenice Gallegos
- Assistants: Sidney Kraemer and Drew Casey
Fun shoot with Wilhelmina guys, photographed mostly with natural light, and playing around with Medium format, 4X5 and 8X10 film cameras.