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    Name: Benjamin Kanarek Age: 60
    Username: benjikan
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: Canadian living in Paris, France
    Cameras: Pentax K-5
    Pentax K10D
    Pentax K20D
    Lenses: Pentax SMC-DA * 16-50mm F2.8 ED/AL (IF) SDM
    Registered: May. 6th 2007
    Contact: Private Message
    URL: http://www.benjaminkanarekblog.com
    Biography: I was born in Toronto, Canada, where I grew up. I was never quite sure what I wanted in life and fell in to many things by accident. I played drums in a few punk rock groups, one of which was called the "Existers" that was produced by John Cale and another called the "Poles" that had a semi successful hit called "Telex Love".? In the subsequent time frame I entered Carleton University where I studied Architecture and went on to work in several companies including WZM&H who were best known for designing the CN Tower in Toronto. After a serious accident where after getting extremely drunk, as I am not a drinker and falling from a five meter mezzanine, I literally fell in to photography. My second ever shoot was an AD campaign in Toronto. I was the first Canadian photographer to ever shoot Kim Alexis for the cover of Chatelaine. After getting in to too much diplomatic trouble in Toronto, I moved to Los Angeles. I stayed in LA for just over a year and moved to New York. In NY I shot quite a few campaigns as well as the Dayton Hudsons Christmas book with Andi McDowell and Elle MacPherson to name a few. I shot several covers for Vogue SA. I found the scene in NY too commercial for my taste and moved to Milan. I starved...I did shoot for Bazaar and Cosmopolitan however. I came back to Toronto to make some money doing commercial stuff like Sears catalogue just to make enough money to get back to Europe. It was suggested that I try Paris. I found an apartment. After six weeks in Paris, I was given an opportunity to shoot the Haute Couture for L'Officiel. Since then I have been up and down and up the ladder.

    Some of the magazines I have been published in include:

    Harper's Bazaar's China, Singapore, Latin America and Hong Kong, L'Officiel, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Italy,Vogue Paris, Vogue S.A., Elle(Spain, Portugal and Greece), New York Daily News Fashion, "W" magazine G.B., Womens Wear Daily, Cosmopolitan (France and Italy), Woman Magazine (Spain), Votre Beauty, Depeche Mode, Biba, Femme, Flare, Glamour (French),Chatelaine, 100 Cose, Harpers (Italy),Madame Figaro, Dealer Deluxe, Spoon, Oyster Magazine, Deutsch Magazine , All Access Magazine UK, ICON, Style Monte-Carlo and most recently a Special Haute Couture Christian Lacroix for "Tank" Magazine UK. Just shot a 6 page Beauty story for "Citizen K International"

    I have my on-going exhibition of limited edition prints at:
    //www.lumas.com/?id=719&artist=616&motiv=1617



    Life is an ever changing ever fluxing ride...to be continued...
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