Nikon 180mm Magic by Photographer Benjamin Kanarek and Team

A recent shoot for Elle by fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek and team caught our eye, not just because we liked it, but also because of the interesting choice of the Nikon 180mm F2.8 lens for the shoot, shot wide open.

All things being equal primes outperform zooms, and they tend to be smaller.  They also compel a certain kind of discipline and way of seeing things since they provide only a single field of view.  The 70-200 F2.8 lens, whether by Canon or Nikon, is a great lens that would serve a fashion photographer well.  But as Benjamin Kanarek has shown in this shoot titled Rebel Couture that as always the photographer is the most important factor and many lenses are excellent enough to produce outstanding results.

Please note this image is copyrighted and reproduced with permission:

Léa Julian in Rebel Couture by Benjamin Kanarek for ELLE
Léa Julian in Rebel Couture by Benjamin Kanarek for ELLE

And there is an accompanying video:

For more information and pictures from the shoot see:

Link: Benjamin Kanarek’s Blog

Credits:

The Team

Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK

Photography Direction by BENJAMIN KANAREK and FREDERIQUE RENAUT

Styling by COLINE PEYROT

Model LEA JULIAN @ ELITE PARIS

Makeup by MELANIE SERGEFF @ ATELIER68

Hair by AUDREY LAMBERT @ B AGENCY

Photographer Assistant BENOIT TREMBLAY

Stylist Assistant MORGANE KANAREK

Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT

Digital ASHISH ARORA

A Special Thanks to the INTERCONTINENTAL LE GRAND HOTEL

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“Start Giving It Up” by BRIGITTE MEUWSEN
featuring Dreadlox Holmes
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