Zoom in on Benjamin O'Dea
Encompassing both Digital and Film formats, my work covers a range of genres, with a specific focus on Portraiture. Photography is a medium that enables us to capture and record not only the visible, but the emotional and psychological. I seek to explore and capture this element within each person; so that we, as viewers, can connect to the subject on multiple levels, and garner a deeper understanding of these individuals, through their portrayal in the lens.
It is my belief that the needs of each individual are unique, and as such, I treat every client with my utmost attention. It is this attention to detail, and to the needs of each specific individual, that gives my clients a specialised and exciting experience.
Home City: Perth, Western Australia
Current City: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Whilst I primarily shoot using Canon cameras, I don't subscribe to a specific genre of equipment. I believe that the perfect camera for the job is the one that lets you create the image you're seeking. I am proficient in both Canon and Nikon digital cameras, as well as a wide range of 35mm and Medium Format Film cameras, and Polaroid Instant cameras.
Digital Camera of Choice: Canon 5D MK3
Film Camera of Choice: Yashica-A 6x6 Square Format
Polaroid Camera of Choice: Polaroid OneStep 600
Awards & Achievements
Primary Photographic Contributor & Cover of the AFDA Gazette, 2013
Blur Magazine Issue 43, Gallery 24 Photographic Contributor, 2015
Recruited to RAW Artists, 2015
Featured in Fire & Ice Magazine, Interview with Toni Lyons, 2015
Solo Exhibition : 'Gaze' at Fremantle Art Space, 2016
Published in Lions Magazine 'No Photoshop' Issue with Model Sophie Sparrow, 2018