Whimsy Canvas :: Fine Art Photography

November 15, 2010

LA Portrait & Movement Session | Paul Benshoof

Filed under: movement, portrait — Tags: , , , , , — artsychameleon | fotografi @ 7:13 pm

Today I had the privilege to work with the awesomely talented Paul Benshoof.







“Dancers are the athletes of God.” – Albert Einstein

{View Part 2}
Photographer Assistant: {Lathrop Walker}
Location: {Elysian Park}
Gear Bag: {Canon 5D Mark II} {Canon 50mm 1.2L} {Canon 24-105mm 4L} {Canon 100m 2.8L Macro} {Canon Speedlite 430EX II} {Interfit 32-inch Reflector}

© Agnes Muljadi All Rights Reserved
My images are not to be used, copied, edited, or blogged without my written permission.


  1. As usual your work is amazing beyond words. All the images are fantastic!! I love the fourth pic and all the dance poses!!

    Comment by Simi — November 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  2. Oh, most excellent poses and captures! Great eyes (for a guy :))…and wonderful, expressive, light motion captured by a master. #2 is the fave for headshots, and #6 for motion/pose. Very nice work, my friend.

    Comment by Preston — November 15, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

  3. These are all gorgeous!! I love the poses. Great job Agnes.

    Comment by Linda Jackman — November 15, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

  4. He is a beautiful and talented man. Your work is progressing to a new level, the inspiration, your models and amazing quality! Omg, do I love the colours in these. And yes, very handsome man. Love to you N

    Comment by Natalia — November 15, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  5. Agnes, I think your work has taken on a new meaning and escalated into another level of fine art portraiture. This is just marvelous! I have always thought your dance images are amongst your finest work and this set is no exception. Argh, you always make it so hard to choose :-). I like #1 for his vulnerability and brilliant eyes. #3 reminds me of a Ralph Lauren advert and is worthy of a magazine spot. I love the different qualities of all the dance images: the freedom in #4, the expansion and beautiful line in #5, and the intensity in #6. Awe-inspiring work!

    Comment by Gianni — November 15, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

  6. Beautiful work Ag! I love how you capture the true essence of each person, place or thing……

    Comment by Jana Brenner — November 15, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  7. Your website is beautiful and your work is amazing!!!

    Comment by Lissa Griffith — November 15, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

  8. images are fantastic! i love the juxtaposition of the portraits to the movement shots. i think 6 may be my fav.

    Comment by lathropw — November 16, 2010 @ 12:47 am

  9. Awesome photos…fantastic range and movement!! You can see from these photos alone he has a great talent!! Wonderful colours :))I like the 3rd from the top and the last one the best :))

    Comment by TimbarikaDoll — November 16, 2010 @ 2:06 am

  10. another excellent series, WOW!!! Paul has amazing eyes and is very talented, your work is outstanding Artsy, my fave is the first one, bravo dear xoxo

    Comment by CoolAzerty — November 16, 2010 @ 5:05 am

  11. Brilliant as usual….would be interesting to him in ballet-outfit at that location. Stunning series, soft but with attitude.

    Comment by Glenn — November 16, 2010 @ 9:36 am

  12. Is it just me or are other people having as hard a time as I am in picking a fave?! Aughh!! It is a splendid and varied series of engaging the viewer. I’m liking each of them for different reasons… and I’m especially liking the settings and the ways he is ‘situated’ (probably not the best word to describe it?) in each. Just fabulous portraiture that keeps us coming back for more. Brilliant work. And you’ve done it again with those eyes…. (deep sigh)

    Comment by PrayerSpaces — November 16, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  13. All awesome!
    Great brightness and light in all of them!
    My favorite is the fourth one… Great movement capture!

    Comment by Lilian — November 16, 2010 @ 11:21 am

  14. VERY COOL!! You rock and I appreciate the quick turn around!! I had a blast with this project and look forward to a next. That will be great to see some more images as you have time. I am using the images right away in my portfolio. Thank you again to you both and let the radicalized radiate!!! Until the next time.

    Comment by Paul Benshoof — November 16, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  15. Excellent series. Great job capturing the person and the dancer. Love the textures in the 3rd one and his ease in the 2nd. My favorite is the last one…love the dynamics and the intensity and the b&w. All the movement shots are amazing!

    Comment by Isaac — November 16, 2010 @ 11:31 am

  16. #4, and I don’t really know why. Maybe the look of effortlessness of the Pose, the coolness of the shade and cement contrasted with the bright sun in the background. Anyways I’m jealous. Luvs.

    Comment by Richard Carmen — November 16, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  17. Uuuuau, I’m amazed, outstanding work Agnes. He sure has amazing eyes and of course moves. I love the second and last shot ….they are all brilliant XOXO :)

    Comment by azraviolet 9 — November 16, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

  18. I love the second one from top – like it when he smiles, and the way you captured his blue eyes’ just amazing ;)

    Comment by virna — November 16, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  19. That last one, the black and white. It’s SO powerful. I also love the second one. What an amazing smile!

    Comment by Lisa LeVan — November 19, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

  20. Trying to think what it is that works so well with just about all your portraits, and I think it’s that you accept your subjects so fully that they are free.
    Thanks for all of these.

    Comment by Jane — November 21, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

  21. Hi friend,

    Such a handsome man; great series; splendid photography; the B&W one is my fave; love everything about it :-D

    Comment by Julka 2009 — November 28, 2010 @ 11:28 am

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