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Renaissance Rose, 2016

by John Benavente

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Highly Commended

Highly Commended, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

I use photography as a means to document the world around me and people in my life. I photograph people in their natural environment because I want to preserve a moment in time. My recent focus has been on portraits that capture mood through light and composition reminiscent of the great artists of the Renaissance period. This image was captured on a traditional film camera.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

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