The French-born American photographer followed his childhood dream to become a photographer. Benoit’s meticulous attention to detail and his sense of composition gained international recognition with his fashion work published in French & American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, Glamour, Essence, NY Times and many others. His bold images were used for major national advertising campaigns as his signature style and unique vision with his 8x10” camera became quickly recognized. At the same time, demand for his portraits grew and the preeminent business and political elite of the West Coast were regular visitors to his Studio. By 2006 Benoit had decided to leave the commercial part of his photography to devote himself to personal artwork. His photography, from the fashion years to the more recent still lifes and landscapes, is represented in private collections and several museums. Since 2015, his work has been exhibited in two solo shows in California museums and received the California Journalism Award for his portrait of Dr Sterling Stuckey In 2018, his work was included in NY's MoMa exhibit "Is Fashion Modern".
Bio of Benoit Malphettes