Member Spotlight: David Benoliel Provokes A Feeling

David Benoliel, who recently joined our South Florida chapter after moving to Miami from Paris, is featured in this Member Spotlight, an occasional series of articles introducing the photography of chapter members to each other.

David, who specializes in fashion and still life, reports he discovered photography only a few years ago, and since taking several workshops at the International Center of Photography in New York City on lighting and editing, he’s learned the rest of his craft by himself during studio sessions. Working with a Hasselblad H4D, he works with clients in the United States and around the world.


“Fragility” was created for the exhibition “Arts For A Better World” during Art Basel 2010. David created 13 original works depicting beauty and nature. “It was a really exciting challenge and this one represents the fragility of earth getting old (with the white hair)”, David says. (Makeup and Hair by Eliut Turin)

David distills his creative philosophy as follows:

“The collaboration of light and beauty is what breathes life into my work, the unique images are produced through my appreciation for strong features and sharp colors. I feel that an image should provoke a feeling and it should inspire or trigger something very deep within the observer. I like to reveal the beauty of each woman’s personality and individuality through my photographs.”

Model and reflection in mirror photographed for editorial fashion spread.

 David is the owner of AD013 Studio that features shooting space, instruction and a “creative emporium”, and is located North of downtown Miami in the Little River neighborhood.

“Cotton dream” was also shot for the “Arts For A Better World” exhibition, in which 40 artists participated. David says that “because the model looked so natural and fresh we decided to go with this mood of clean and pure with a touch of nature in it. The makeup on the lips to accentuate her doll-like innocence.” (Makeup and Hair Eliut Turin)

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