Angelina Ballerina

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These are a few advertising images that I photographed for the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy. The academy is a program of dance classes based on the children’s book and tv character, Angelina Ballerina, that is taught in studios around the world. I photographed these images for member studios to use in advertising the program to their local markets. It was a fun shoot and the little girls sure got excited to wear their mouse ears.

Ben

 

Eric

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A couple of 4×5 polaroids I took of  Eric Ryan Anderson in his Brooklyn studio. Lately, when I feel like I haven’t shot enough I shoot a few polaroids. I’ve only got 43 sheets of instant film left though. I’ve got to find more film.

 

Fighting Solves Everything

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The second part of my new personal project on child athletes was photographed at Church Street Boxing Gym in Manhattan. I photographed Frankie training during a class. I hadn’t spent much time in a boxing gym before but it was quite interesting, the gym is a world of its own with a strong community and you could see the years of history on its walls. The gym’s slogan was “Fighting Solves Everything.” For more from this project check out my first post on child triathletes here.

 

Wonder Girls

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All this talk of K-pop and “Gangnam Style” lately made me think about shooting a few backstage images of South Korean girl group Wonder Girls a few years ago. The girls were so nervous before going on stage. I’ve never been one to get into k-pop (or any pop really)  but it was quite impressive how enthusiastic their fans were.

ToughKids Triathlon

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I recently photographed the ToughKids Triathlon Championship as part of a new project on children athletes,. This was such a fun event to witness. Kids ages 4-14 raced in different length triathlons. It was pretty amazing to see how focused some of the kids were, and everyone seemed to be having such a good time. Here are a few photographs from the races.

(L) Trent, 8. Trent was most looking forward to biking. (R) The 7-10 year olds wait on the shore of the Hudson to start the race.

The start of the 7-10 year old division.

Transition out of the river

Postcards

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I am excited to share my most recent postcard that has been sent out to editorial and agency contacts around the country. The story on these cards is from my Williamsburg project. These cards are 6×9 tri-folds that I sent out in clear envelopes. Have a look and please get in touch if you have not received one in your mailbox. Jasmine Defoore had a big part in the conception of these mailers and Design was done by Jeff Rogers. With about 500 sent out, I am glad you don’t have to lick stamps anymore.

Ben

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