Image courtesy of Cihan Bektas

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. I seek to explore and capture this element within each person; to ensure that I accurately represent each subject in a genuine and meaningful way, through their portrayal in the lens.

It is my belief that the needs of each individual are unique, no two people are exactly alike, and as such my approach to capturing my subject changes from person to person. It is this attention to detail, and to the needs of each specific individual, that gives my clients a specialised and unique experience.

Home City: Perth, Western Australia
Current City: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Tools

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