Benjamin Kanarek Blog 1st Fashion Photography Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner and 5 runners up in the Benjamin Kanarek Blog 1st Fashion Contest.

There were many very good submissions, but after many hours of deliberation, the winner of the Fashion segment goes to… Regen Chen.

Regen was chosen for his unique presentation and his image stopping power. We loved how he mirrored the original image yet added a different twist by pulling back to reveal the boots and hand bag in their complete context.  Placing the image upside down added to the impact. We were also very impressed with the styling, hair & make-up and choice of model for this shoot. Although technically well executed, we were more impressed with the impact of the overall image and felt that the technique employed married well with the overall result. A very nice balance indeed. Here is the interview with Regen Chen.

Team Credit
Photography: Regen Chen
Model: Winnie Li
Styling: Winnie Li
Make Up & Hair: Annette Wong
 
 

We will shortly contact the winners of the Fashion and Beauty segment, to have them write us a short biography and story about their image submission, as well as their feeling about the industry they are pursuing. They will also be interviewed by me and be given the opportunity to pick my brain. The interview will be recorded for posterity.

Here are the runners up images. They are not being presented in order of preference…

Erlinda

Grant Thomas

Paulius Gasiunas

Sorin Constantin

Stephen Jonas

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About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…

2 thoughts on “Benjamin Kanarek Blog 1st Fashion Photography Contest Winner

  1. Sofia Runner says:

    Tremendous photographs Benjamin. You have done a great job. Well done and keep it up

    http://www.upper10.co.uk

  2. […] It’s a long journey from Taiwan to Toronto, but it’s one that photographer Regen Chen has done quite successfully. Arriving at the age of 17, Chen soon found himself studying graphic design at George Brown and digital photography at Seneca College. During this time, he would acquire his first DSLR camera and develop his skills in wedding photography, even landing some work in lifestyle and wedding magazines. But weddings weren’t going to be enough; Chen had found his passion in fashion photography. He received confirmation that this was a place he would find success after submitting a school project to a photography contest hosted by photographer Benjamin Kanarek and taking home the prize. […]

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