Through the portrait's on my site, I've strived to capture the subject, their style, and most importantly, their message. Often times, the photographic event, (for a variety of reasons) fails to authentically portray the subject or message. It is the context that matters: how the subject appears and how they tell their story. My approach to photography is to use the digital tools around me to clarify and personalize those I am privileged to work with. These images are, therefore, collaborative pieces of art that I create to share a story or idea with you. 


FIDM Debut portraits of Alexandra Parel for 'Palm Springs Life M

Benjamin Shmikler


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