When I photograph a subject, I not only wish to capture them within a certain moment in time, but to catch the essence of their very soul – at times revealed in just a flicker in that moment in time. Creative Portrait Installment 2: Serenity prayer in New York City.
Photography by Benamoz Ltd.
There is a story to be told in every photo! One of our images was recently voted photo of the week by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
In NAPP’s post, Larry Becker states “I’d bet Benamoz gets a lot of referral business from happy couples. Look through his couples portrait sessions and you’ll see Madison Avenue quality work that could easily be in a bridal magazine or perfume ad. And since his clients are the models and he makes them look so good, I’m sure they love his work. The image Love in Gesture is an equal mix of art and portraiture. There’s a great frozen moment in time where both subjects are obviously happy and the soft focus on the subjects works really well here to amplify the dream-like quality of the moment. Such tight cropping eliminates the possibility of all distractions and just the couple and their smiles are featured. The black and white post processing is a nice choice and the overall image is quite artistic. He has a good eye.”
New York Model Session: Photography by Benamoz
Just a few images from my rooftop NYC Model Session! Special thanks to our model Nicole for a job well done.
A special thanks to 5th Floor Studios in Queens for their fantastic location.
Wonderful space and fantastic rooftop view! Highly recommended team and wonderful to work with!
This location and couple had us at ‘hello’! Take an ultra-windy day (we love these kinds of days) and a couple that look like GQ models in love that are ultimately, definitely not shy in front of the camera…well, folks, this is how award-winning photos are made! See their engagement story in photographs below (just a few) – and for more, see the video here!
While in NYC for a fashion session (more to come on this), there was some time for street photography…one of my favourite ways to capture “gesture”.
Appropriately named – I have added the images from the streets of New York City called “Gesture” Portraits of NYC.
Take a look and for more, see the full gallery in slideshow here: http://tiny.cc/ah2nfx.
I knew it was going to be a good day when I opened my mail to find a message from Bride.Canada informing us that we have 4 finalist images for TOP engagement photos throughout all of Canada! Having this number of images to the finals from one photographer has never been seen, and so, we were given special recognition in honor of breaking a record!
We love the creative process within engagement sessions – the possibilities truly are endless! Capturing couples as naturally as possible, loving life and each other, un-posed and in artistic form is what we literally live for. It’s nice to see that our hard work, travels, (throughout Canada and the USA), and our long line of happy couples, gain a second look. There is much more to come…and we can’t wait to post our finalist photos for TOP Wedding Photography! (coming soon!)
Thanks for voting for your fav photo here! http://on.fb.me/17KcpeK
I had gone to New York last year about this time and discovered how different the face of the city had changed. This time the apple trees were blossoming and it seemed almost summertime. I had a few photoshoots while in NYC and in between those shoots, walked the streets seeking the color and gesture that the city offers. I have to say I love the people there – they have a very unique character – and the food was amazing. New Yorkers sure know how to eat! We stayed in a beautiful hotel on the water (Sheraton Lincoln – thanks for everything!) and took beautiful shots at the Manhattan Skyline.
We had some adventures while shooting some of these street photos, for example, got into a small fight in Washington Square Park, met a movie star on the streets of Greenwich Village (couldn’t tell you his name though – Daniel something?!), lots of nudity on a hot day in Central Park, visited the unbelievable B&H Photo (twice!), ate cannolies and “Nuts for Nuts” worth killing for and not to mention Katz Deli. Oh Katz Deli… where have you been all of my life? Do you not know your sinfully delicious mile-high brisket beef is calling me even still?
Yes, we are back in Canada now but New York memories still linger. Ah.. the Empire State Building at twilight, Brooklyn Bridge at 2 am, Pier 17 on the dock, Dunkin Donuts breakfasts and the ocean splashing up on the rocks. What a wonderful place – a photographers dream! We’ll be back – same time next year? Until then, we have more photos posted on our website here under “NEW’! Scenes from NYC“.
Wizard in the park
Girl in the Park
What everyone seems to be doing
Skating in Spring
Couple on the water
Model in the park
View of Skyline