Lou Benjamin

Photographer Male Beacon, New York, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/LouBenjamin
Mayhem # 421156

About Me

Photographer, Author, Educator.
I don't take pictures, I make images. I like that the word "image" comes from the same root as "imagination." I'm interested in making compelling images of people that are about narratives or symbolic ideas.

Check here for my upcoming courses at International Center of Photography (ICP). I love sharing my work and the things I discover about photography every day.

*Ehem* Nothing you see in these portfolios is a "capture." Cameras, computers, droids, and Cylons can see captures. By the time it's a recognizable to we humans as an image, it's not a capture anymore; and that's even before we start talking about working any of the nuances of the image...

My other MM portfolio | LouBenjamin.com | Interview: Art in b&w and color


Published Photographic Work

• International Center of Photography
• Skope Magazine
• Jake Stigers
• Brother Hijinx
• First Act Guitars

Published Books

The Naked and the Lens
A guide to art nude photography from concept to post-production. Published by Focal Press, available at Amazon and in book stores in the US and overseas.
+ (Also available in Czech language edition: Velká kniha fotografování aktů)

    From: bestphotographybooks.com
    Subject: Listed #1 among the Best Photography Books
    Date: April 26, 2010 4:46:50 AM EDT

Hi Louis,

I've listed your fantastic book in the Nude & Erotic section of BestPhotographyBooks.com. You do a really great job, very inspiring.

Photoshop in Simple Steps Editions for Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6.
Using your Digital SLR Camera in Simple Steps
Editing, Storing and Sharing Your Digital Photos in Simple Steps

Selected Exhibitions

Galleria Royael, Local Group 30
Marion Royael Gallery, Beacon, NY

"East vs. West"
Pinnacle Design Center Gallery, San Gabriel, CA

"Top of the Heap"
Pinnacle Design Center Gallery, San Gabriel, CA

"Identity Formed & Transformed" (juried exhibition)
St. Joseph's University Gallery, Brooklyn

"BrooklyNature" (juried exhibition)
St. Joseph's University Gallery, Brooklyn

"Urban Poetry"
Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn

SVA Summer Residency Open Studios
SVA Gallery, New York City

"Show Us the Light" (juried exhibition) - Finalist
Positive Focus, GalleryThe, Brooklyn

SONYA Group show
Robert Lehman Gallery at Urban Glass, Brooklyn

"Urban Glimmer" (solo show)
200 5th Ave Gallery, Brooklyn


A Matter of Perspective   203 pics
Beyond Lingerie   299 pics
Bodies in Motion   47 pics
COLOR with a Bang!, Whimper, Whisper... or in Theory   253 pics
Diptychs, Triptychs & Polyptychs   107 pics
Echo in Your Head   32 pics
Exceptional Images   408 pics
Fashion = Sex   169 pics
Fashion Statements   387 pics
Figure/Form/Line   407 pics
Find the edge... and step over   200 pics
Fotokunst (Photo Art)   576 pics
Gesture   119 pics
In Memoriam   29 pics
Interior Nudes   78 pics
Light Takes a Bow   276 pics
Malleable   170 pics
**My Work in Other Ports   13 pics
Naked Abstraction   87 pics
Non-photo Artworks   7 pics
Nudes & Nature   128 pics
Nude With a Capital ART   540 pics
Ohhhh... Eros!   220 pics
Old School Still Kicks Butt   21 pics
P* Control : )   72 pics
Pictures With Tales   295 pics
Pointing at Painting (and Drawing)   119 pics
Portrait Nudes & Partial Nudes   266 pics
Portraits, Period   220 pics
Powered by MUA   169 pics
Re: Desire   72 pics
Sci-Fi-Super-Hero-Space-Babe   85 pics
So Cinematic   228 pics
Style Hall of Fame   21 pics
The Beauty Shot   62 pics
The Ever-Incomplete Who's Who, Vol I   68 pics
The Ever-Incomplete Who's Who, Vol II   35 pics
The Naked City   49 pics
The Power of Symbols   205 pics
The Realm of Emotion   189 pics
Time Sliced Thick, Time Sliced Thin   108 pics
Touch + Four -or- Sense & Sensuality   190 pics
Unclassified (for Now)   45 pics
V for Voluptuous   114 pics



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