The "It" Factor in the Fashion Portraiture of Kristy Benjamin

While colors allure, they are prone to faux pas, hence the most commonly used color scheme when it comes to iconic fashion photography is black and white. Fashion shooter Kristy Benjamin turns her back on the limiting tradition to put her eye-popping candy palette to the test.

Photograph by Kristy Benjamin, courtesy of TEETH Magazine.

Before Kristy became the woman behind the camera, she was the one on front of it. As a child model in the sunny coasts of Los Angeles, California, Kristy grew and developed skills in television production such as styling. She simply wanted to become a big producer.

But in the stage of growing up, this single, linear path towards a dream tends to divide into two or more. After Kristy left the television industry, she admitted she was pretty lost, until the day she picked up a camera. With her newly found talent and production know-how. Kristy started to make a career out of photography.

Photographs by Kristy Benjamin, courtesy of TEETH Magazine, Material Girl Magazine and Happy Hour Collection.

Over time, Kristy developed her own style in photography, which is quite synonymous to her wardrobe taste. Kristy’s photographic signature represents her being as a whole: cool, chic and chill. Her visual choices are drawn from example of The Beatles.

Her use of daring and playful colors against subtle visual composition — all etched onto film negatives — echoes her love for the natural and effortless. In every image by Kristy, the “It” girl (or boy) is found.

Photographs by Kristy Benjamin, courtesy of Rubystar Magazine and LADYGUNN Magazine.

Kristy’s experience as both subject and photographer helped her develop her identity and career as a young creative. Now she is an editor at the youth culture and lifestyle magazine LADYGUNN.

However, you may also spot some of her works in various international magazines such as Rubystar, TEETH and Material Girl.

Photographs by Kristy Benjamin, courtesy of Tristen and Koko Celeste.

Stay tuned for Lomography’s interview with Kristy Benjamin! In the meantime, visit her website, Instagram and Twitter for her latest works and updates. All images used with permission from Kristy Benjamin.

written by Ciel Hernandez on 2016-05-08 #people #lifestyle #analogue-photography #fashion-photography #film-photography #kristy-benjamin

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