Born in Toronto, Canada where he grew up, Benjamin started his career as an architect and eventually fell in love with fashion photography. Benjamin has lived in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Paris.
He has worked for magazines the likes of Harper’s BAZAAR, VOGUE, GLAMOUR, ELLE, NUMERO, GRAZIA, STYLE, etc… He has consulted as a Creative Director for worldwide agencies and clients. As a side note, Benjamin is also a Polish Baron.
“Benjamin Kanarek’s photographic style can go from extremely sparse and graphic to storytelling, cinematic and narrative. He is renowned for his innovative mastering of light.”
Benjamin has had the privilege to work with some of the iconic classic supermodels like Kim Alexis, Elle MacPherson, Bitten Knudsen, Brooke Shields, Angie Everhart, Laetitia Firmin-Didot, Kelly Lebrock, Roberta Chirko, Carol Alt, Helena Christensen, Kirsten Owen, Karen Mulder, Adriana Sklenarikova Karembeu, Janice Dickinson and recently with Sasha Luss, Janice Alida, Sabrina Ioffreda, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Daniela De Jesus Cosio, Du Juan, Alexandra Richards, Lydia Hearst, Irina Lazareanu, Daisy Lowe, Anaïs Pouliot and Actresses Mischa Barton, James Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe, Andie MacDowell, Carole Bouquet, Julie Delpy, Vahina Giocante, Joséphine de la Baume, Marie-Ange Casta, Gwei Lun Mei, etc…
Benjamin collaborates with Video and Co-Creative Director, Frédérique Renaut and shares his time between Paris and North America.
Photo: Benjamin Kanarek & Frédérique Renaut
Magazine: Númerorussia 53
Model: Alexis Kapaun