This week, volunteer and social media coordinator Owen Benfield talks about self-portraits, genderless fashion, and inspiration:
How would you describe your work?
“Fun, vibrant, and eye-catching. I want my photos to make you feel good!”
You're stuck on a desert island with one camera of your choosing as well as unlimited batteries and film. What is your setup?
“My Canon AE-1 with a 100mm F/2 lens and a supply of Fuji Superia 400 and a tripod so I could continue to shoot self-portraits.”
What’s your favorite type of photographic film?
“Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400.”
You’ve been granted a 6 month residency with unlimited funding. What do you photograph?
“I would produce as much fashion imagery as possible. With the free time I would connect and collaborate with stylists, hair and makeup artists, and models to start a study on the growing nonbinary/genderless fashion market.”
If you had a $5,000 gift card to a photo store, what would you spend it on?
“Film, a quality light meter, and a medium-format camera.”
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