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Volunteer Spotlight: Owen Benfield

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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