The French-born photographer, known for his large format work, followed a childhood dream and permanently moved to America in 1977, eventually becoming a US citizen. Benoit’s meticulous attention to detail and his sense of drama gained international recognition with his work published in French & American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, Glamour, Essence, NY Times and 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 Pasadena Studio.
His work 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 one-man shows in California museums.
In 2018, his work was included in NY's Museum of Modern Art exhibit "Is Fashion Modern" and in 2019, Benoit received the California Journalism Award for his portrait of Dr Sterling Stuckey.
Bio of Benoit Malphettes