Nov 26, 2019 /

Chapter One Exhibition Champions Young Women In Photography

Nurturing the careers of young women in photography, Sam I Am’s mentorship program, Chapter One, is excited to present the work of its eight protégé photographers at a special exhibition held at Pix On Location in Alexandria at 6pm on Thursday, December 12th2019.

Featuring the visual stories of Chapter One mentorship participants, the photography on show is the culmination of three month’s worth of work that saw each successful applicant paired with a Sam I Am photographer. Helping them to cultivate their story, the program included guiding the photographers through concept development and refinement, pre-production, shooting their vision, then working with their mentor to edit each story or series.

Exhibiting photographers are Alice Ballhausen, Amy Kennett, Claire Armstrong, Hyun Lee, Karen Trang, Lilli Waters, Lucy Deverall and Susie George. The mentors they worked alongside include pro photographers Billy Plummer, Craig Wall, David Cohen de Lara, James Marcus Haney, Paul Barbera, Tobias Rowles and Benito Martin. Creative industry mentors were Josephine Burns, Matt Ennis, Lucy McGinley, Scott McClelland, Matt Smith, Alex Toohey, Simon Dall, Jon Kelly and Paul Bruce.

A special thanks goes out to Chapter One exhibition sponsors: Pix On Location, Special, Alex Reznick, Glue Society, Cream Electric Art, Killanoodle, Four Pillars, Yulli’s Brews, Batlow Cider Co, Catfish Media, Sydney Brewery,The Bogey Hole Café and P4. Design.

Event Details:
What: Chapter One Exhibition
Where: Pix on Location, 6B Hiles St, Alexandria
When: 6pm on 12th December 2019
Please RVSP to: chapterone@samiam.com.au

Sep 05, 2019 /

The Perennial Makers

Benito Martin continues to capture the magic of makers across the globe in their creative elements, all completely unique and equally inspiring through their individual skill and talents.

Perennial creators Lillian Khallouf, Ashleigh Holmes and Holly Ryan are the most recent Makers shot by Benito for the Bed Thread’s series.

Jul 23, 2019 /

Welcome to The Makers

Benito Martin has taken on an exciting new project shooting for Bed Thread’s new series The Makers. Each week, The Makers take you on an exclusive tour of the creative spaces of some of today’s innovators, artisans, and crafters from all different walks of life. Through his images, Benito endeavours to capture the magic of these makers within their creative abodes. From the floral virtuoso Emily Smith, digital artist Dina Broadhurst, to design guru and editor Talisa Sutton, each is celebrated for their unique talents and distinctive style through the creative lens of Benito.

Jul 16, 2019 /

Benito Martin shoots for Good Pair Days

Food and Lifestyle Photographer Benito Martin shoots for Good Pair Days, a personalised monthly wine club where wine tailored to your individual taste is delivered to your doorstep.

Benito takes wine lovers on a visual journey with vibrant, quirky still lives of every different drop. His images are both light and bold, capturing the different characteristics of every wine, from full-bodied red, to the clean and sharp notes of riesling that pair perfectly with zingy grapefruit.

Benito shot both the lifestyle and packaging images for the brand. You can find more about Good Pair Days and all it has to offer here.

May 30, 2019 /

Benito Martin shoots for Four Pillars ‘Bloody Shiraz’ Campaign

Food and Lifestyle Photographer Benito Martin shoots for Four Pillars Gin’s Winter Campaign ‘Bloody Shiraz’.

In 2015, Four Pillars Gin released their first batch of Bloody Shiraz, a perfect concoction of Rare Dry Gin and Yarra Valley Shiraz Grapes, instantly becoming an Australian icon. Since then, Four Pillars has released a yearly vintage edition to excite their loyal fanbase. This year, Sydney designer Jess Cruickshank created a unique typography bottle to celebrate the warmth and smoothness of Shiraz gin.

When mixed with tonic, Bloody Shiraz gin transforms into a vibrant iridescent pink which Benito has perfectly captured.