Gigi Paris X Benjo Arwas

  • Photographer: Benjo Arwas
  • Photo Assistant: Brandon Wholihan
  • Model: Gigi Paris

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Katrina Hunter for ZINK Magazine Holiday 14′

Katrina Hunter for ZINK Magazine Holiday 14′

Photography by Benjo Arwas @ DGReps
Model: Katrina Hunter @ Wilhelmina Los Angeles
Stylists: Lisa Bae @ The Rex Agency // Catlin Myers
Makeup and Hair: Nicole Chew @ Art Department
using NARS cosmetics for Makeup and Oribe Hair Care for Hair
Assistant: Justin Truong
Post Production: Ashley Boxler
ZINK Magazine HOLIDAY 2014

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Katty Ukhanova Exclusive for Factice Magazine August 2014

Katty Ukhanova Exclusive for Factice Magazine August 2014

Photographer: Benjo Arwas
Model: Katty Ukhanova / Wilhelmina LA
Makeup and Hair: Brittany Sullivan
Post Production: Ashley Boxler

Expressions for Factice Magazine Exclusive, August 2014

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Remark Magazine March/April 2014

Click To View As Seen In Remark Magazine March/April 2014 – Pages 58-61

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Team Credits:

  • Model: Sabine @ Next Models, Los Angeles
  • Stylist: Vanessa Mancos @ DGREPS
  • Makeup: Phoebe Dawson @ DGREPS
  • Hair: Carina Tafulu @ DGREPS
  • Nails: Summer Bryant

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‘Smorgasbord’ – Fault Magazine

As Seen At FAULT Magazine Online:

http://fault-magazine.com/2013/11/smorgasbord-benjo-arwas-fault/

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BLACK HONEYCOMB PATENT LACE HAT: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
BLACK/GOLD BEE HONEYCOMB BOMBE HIP BUSTIER: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
BLACK RUFFLE TIER SKIRT: NINA RICCI
LEATHER T-STRAP SHOES: SAINT LAURENT
GOLD BEE PIN/NECKLACE PIN: ROCO
CITRINE BROWN FRESH WATER PEARLS STERLING SILVER GOLD PLATED CHOKER: LIZA SHTROMBERG
VINTAGE CHANDELIER EARRINGS: BADGLEY MISCHKA

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

NECKLACE: LIZA SHTROMBERG

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

Model 1 (left)
GOWN: CLAES IVERSEN
WHITE FRESH WATER PEARLS DIAMOND WHITE 14K CLASP CHOKER: LIZA
SHTROMBERG
Model 2 (right)
GOWN: CLAES IVERSEN
WHITE FRESH WATER PEARLS DIAMOND WHITE 14K CLASP CHOKER: LIZA
SHTROMBERG

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

SYMPHONY TOP (BLAZER): ILJA
FLORAL JACQUARD CURVED HEM SHORTS: MARNI
PLUCHE HEEL SHOES: ILJA
BARBADOS LARGE STUD EARRINGS: NOIR JEWELRY

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

Model 1 (left):
ASYMMETRIC SILK SATIN DRESS: LANVIN
CORFU LINE FLOWER CHOKER: LANVIN
EARRINGS: LIZA SHTROMBERG
RINGS:LIZA SHTROMBERG
Model 2 (right):
SLEEVELESS SUIT DRESS: LANVIN
LES MARQUISES LINE PENDANT NECKLACE: LANVIN
STACKABLE RINGS: LIZA SHTROMBERG
AGATE STERLING SILVER CUFF (BRACELET): LIZA SHTROMBERG

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

Benjo Arwas For Fault Magazine

Photography: Benjo Arwas
Styling: Amy Mach
Models: Gisete and Carter @ Pinkerton
Hair: Carina Tafulu
Makeup: Hannah Morrow
Styling Assistants: Aiden Styles

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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

Video and Editorial for RUNWAY Magazine FALL 2013

Alabaster for Runway Magazine, Fall 2013 – Pages 17-22

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Team:

  • Styling: Jen Summers
  • Photo Assistant: William Navarro
  • Model: Ayanil @ Elite Models, Los Angeles
  • Hair: Carina Tafulu
  • Makeup: Crystal Martinez
  • Video: Ziyan Zhang

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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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Smashbox Studios + MOPLA Group show 2013

During MOPLA, which happened on the months April-May, There are several big curated shows, group shows and solo shows all over Los Angeles.

I had a great opportunity to be a part of the Smashbox Studios and MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles) 2013 group show that was curated by The Lucie Foundation, Along side other amazing artists that inspired me and made me glad to be a part of it!

Here is a small article by the great art site FABRIK.LA that featuring my work as well. http://fabrik.la/mopla-smashbox-group-show/

Sophisticated, Benjo Arwas - Smashbox Studios, MOPLA 2013

Sophisticated, Benjo Arwas – Smashbox Studios, MOPLA 2013

The photograph is of Irina N., a Parisian Model i photographed in my trip there last year. I always looking for a random tweak I can add to my pictures if they are too boring for me. And once its affecting me,  I know it might affect another 20, 30 ,100 or 1000 people.

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I printed it 16X20 and made it float, amazing job by Glenn from Reclaimed Frame, which I got to work with several more times later, and for sure in the future! Reasonable prices and he will do what you need and what you want. (2811 W. Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California)

Thanks for all the people that came and saw the show in person, and all the online support, and special thanks to Lucie Foundation, MOPLA and Smashbox for having me.

Cheers,

Benjo.

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Featured in FACTICE Magazine #19 and FASHIONTV

“Los Angeles Fever” As Featured in Factice Magazine, Summer 2013

The Behind The Scenes and Fashion Film as Featured in Fashion TV Channel

Thanks to all the contributors, production and team.
Photographer: Benjo Arwas – http://www.benjoarwas.com/
Stylist: Amy Mach
Models: Julia Lescova and Jhanelle Castillo / Wilhelmina L.A
and Lina Jornea /Hmm L.A
Photo assistant: Victor Zuidema
Makeup: Tomy Rivero
Makeup assistant: Gina Murillo
Hair: Carina Tafulu
Hair assistant: Vanessa Fine
Manicurist: Summer Bryant
Fashion assistant: Aiden Styles
Fashion Intern: Nene Fauntleroy
Special thanks to:
Location coordinators: Joe Jenkins and Crystal Lauderdale
Location: Tai Lopez’s House
Fashion Film and Edit by Ziyan Zhang
Music: Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful

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Golden Camera Awards 2012

Recently i found online a competition, “The Golden Camera Awards”, which is a photo contest that presented and sponsored by the top guns such as: Leica, EPSON, M17 Contemporary Art Center, PHOTOCULT.

Golden Camera Award sponsors and partners

Golden Camera Award sponsors and partners

I thought it would be a nice idea to submit some of my recent fine art work and after nerve racking period of time while waiting, trying to translating Russian, contacting the curators and understanding whats going on in the M-17 Contemporary Art Center in Kiev, Ukraine, I got the “CONGRATULATIONS MAIL” and figured that I won 3rd Place in the “Professional-Fine Art” Category with my image I took in Paris, last year with amazing team and nice starting inspiration of William Shakespeare’s “Ophelia” and the current (Back in August 2012) Olympics…and thats how the name of the photo become: “Ophelia of the Olympics”.

Golden Camera Award 2012 - Benjo Arwas - "Ophelia Of The Olympics"

Golden Camera Award 2012 – Benjo Arwas – “Ophelia Of The Olympics”

Golden Camera Award 2012 - Certificate

Golden Camera Award 2012 – Certificate

Special Thanks to my team in Paris: Amazing Makeup artist and a dear friend – Michele Catillon, My dear friend and model Christine Aimee @ FentonMoon, Julia Savenko from PHOTOSCHOOL, Kiev and to the curator Dmitry Shovkoplyas for taking care of my image, print it and hanging it on the walls of the M17(!!!).

Luckily me, my picture got to be kind of promotion for the whole competition, exhibition, and event, and got featured in Art blogs, Magazines and promotion pieces. (Grateful)

Here are some behind the scenes photos (Courtesy of Golden Camera Award) from the opening ceremony/reception and the gallery. Unfortunately, I could’t be there physically, but I’m happy that my work made it far to the other side of the world. As an artist, this is what I wish and strive for myself all the time. Cheers!

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More facts about the competition:

The award “Golden Camera” was established by the Kyiv Photography School in 2009. The competitor’s mission is first of all to create the platform for opening and promoting new names, to form the adequate assessment system of photographers’ skill as well as to support and to develop the photo art in Ukraine. The competition consists of such nominations as: “The Photographer of the Year”, “The Photograph of the Year”, “Photograph Series of the Year ” and Grand Prize of “Golden Camera” is awarded to the young Ukrainian photographers in the nomination “Discovery of the Year “.

Over 3000 professionals and amateurs of photography from 60 countries of the world participated in the International contest. Jury had really tough time reviewing more than 10000 photographs. Finally short list was worked out of 230 most talented works. It’s the first award of International level in Ukrainian history of photography. The award was introduced and organized by the oldest photography school in Ukraine – Kyiv Photography School.

International expert jury was represented by well-known photographers, cameramen, artists and art critics: Bogdan Verzhbitsky, Andreas Gertzau, Andrey Zharovsky, Evgeniy Zubenko, Igor Krivonos, Evgeniy Komarov, Alexander Lyapin, Alexandra Nabieva, Michael Pedan, Roman Pyatkovka, Iryna Ruzina, Konstantyn Sova, Anton Solomuha.

Bogdan Verzhbytsky, honored master of Arts in Ukraine, a jury panel member: «I would really like to emphasize on the proficiency and high level of skill of the photographs sent to the contest. Moreover, I would say that amateur photos were hardly behind the professional ones in the level. Trust me, it was a really formidable task to define the best in such a row of admirable photographs.”

Roman Pyatkovka, photographer, teacher of photography, winner of international awards, a member of the jury panel: «Unfortunately, Ukraine doesn’t have enough photo festivals and contests, not mentioning them being of an international level. It’s the first time I am judging in the Ukrainian contest of such scale. I do hope it will become annual».

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pRIZE Magazine, March 2013, Issue #2

pRIZE Magazine, March 2013, Issue #2

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

pRIZE Magazine, By Benjo Arwas

  • Model: Ines Zaid @ Mademoiselle , Paris.
  • Styling: Raquel Crispim
  • Makeup: Katia Ren
  • Hair: Davide Pereira Palos
  • Assistant: Sidney Kraemer

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“The Bridge Keeper”, HACID Magazine, Dec 2012 + BTS Video

“The Bridge Keeper”, HACID Magazine, December 2012

-> Click Here To View The Issue <-

Recent story i photographed in Paris with Pierre Poulain @ Major Models, Milan.

Assistant and Behind the scenes footage: Sidney Kraemer (www.sidneykraemer.com)

 

 

Hacid Magazine, December 2012 – “The Bridge Keeper” by Benjo Arwas from Benjo Arwas on Vimeo.

*Sidney herself got published in this issue! check out her story HERE <-

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ZINK Magazine, October 2012. “Waiting In The Wings”

Recent story i have been shooting in Paris with great team of creatives and haute couture designers.

Click here to view the online magazine

Than Press: View the magazine

Zink Magazine © Benjo Arwas

Zink Magazine © Benjo Arwas

Zink Magazine © Benjo Arwas

Team and Wardrobe Credits:

  • Dresses: Marianna Giordana. Paris
  • Jewellery: Laure Mory

Thanks everyone for the creativity and work.

Benjo.

Paris Retrospective // Film By Keith Lancaster

Paris Retrospective // film by Keith Lancaster from Benjo Arwas on Vimeo.

During my recent trip to Paris, my girlfriend, Sidney Kraemer (http://www.sidneykraemer.com), took a footage of me shooting around the city as well as behind the scenes pieces and Keith Lancaster (http://www.siignal.com) followed me to document my photography ,my thoughts ,and my journey and put it all together to create this video piece. I wasn’t ready and wasn’t prepared, but the best stuff happens when your’e not ready, right?

So thank you Keith for the great opportunity to visually share my thoughts and thank you Sidney for always being there for me.
Thanks to all the teams, creative people and talents: Michelle Catillon, Davide Pereira Palos, Katia Ren, Raquel Crispim, Marianna Giordana, Christine Aimee, Coppelia Pique, Metropolitan Models, and all the other colleges that help and were around from Brooks Institute. PS- the person that sold me the 4X5 in the US, thanks sooo much!

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