Laos By Motorcycle, Forbes Article Available Online

My Photos of Laos are available at Finn Olaf Jones website.


Photographing Passionate People

Environmental Portraits

Copyright Michael Benabib 2012

Silicon Alley is in full force here. A large number of my clients are tech firms. Here the open collar rules and the photos need to capture the casual and creative working environment of these companies. Here is a shoot I did for eMusic. eMusic was established in 1998. eMusic is an online music and audiobook store that operates by subscription. In exchange for a monthly subscription eMusic users can download a fixed amount of tracks to their MP3 players per month. It is headquartered in New York City with an office in London and owned by Dimensional Associates.[1]

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Buys The New Republic

Corporate Photos of Chris Hughes

Photo Copyright 2011 Michael Benabib

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes ispurchasing the New Republic, the nearly century-old political magazine known for its influence in progressive circles, according to The New York Times.

Corporate Photos of Kirk A. Radke for Kirkland & Ellis

 Shoot with Kirk A. Radke Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib Called "ahead of the pack when it comes to private equity," by 2010 Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirk Radke is recognized internationally as one of today's top private equity and corporate attorneys.

Shoot with Kirk A. Radke for Kirkland & Ellis Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib Photography

Called “ahead of the pack when it comes to private equity,” by 2010 Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirk Radke is recognized internationally as one of today’s top private equity and corporate attorneys.

During his 26 year career, he has handled every type of complex business transaction for global private equity and corporate clients. Clients describe him as “a terrific lawyer with an exhaustive practice” and a “terrific all-around deal lawyer” who “knows the intricacies of the industry at the highest possible level.”

According to the 2011 Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Businessdirectory, Mr. Radke “handles a broad range of matters and has gained international recognition for his cross-border work.” The directory called him a “‘a key figure in the market,” while noting that “clients hail his practice as “ahead of the pack.” In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Radke is applauded as an “expert in both buyouts and fund-raisings.” Previous editions ofChambers lauded his “meticulous approach” and noted that “if you need to declare war on someone, he’s your man.” Mr. Radke has been honored by:


    • World Finance magazine: 2011 “Best Individual Lawyer in the USA,” 2010 “Best Lawyer USA” and 2009 “Best Private Equity Lawyer, USA”


    • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (every edition since 2003): nationally ranked as a Tier 1 attorney in “Private Equity: Buyouts.” Mr. Radke is the only attorney in Chambers USA to rank in Tier 1 for “Private Equity: Buyouts” and also rank in “Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation.”


  • Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (every edition since 2001): Mr. Radke has been recognized among the top private equity lawyers globally for “Private Equity Buyouts” and, similar to Chambers USA, Mr. Radke also ranks globally for his work in “Fund Formation.”

Corporate Photography of David F. Swensen Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib

Corporate Photography of David Swensen Of Yale University for Forbes Magazine

Copyright 2012 Executive Photos NYC / Michael Benabib

David F. Swensen has been the Chief Investment Officer at Yale Universitysince 1985. He is responsible for managing and investing the University’s endowment assetsand investment funds, which total $19.4 billion.[1] Realizing an average annual return of 11.8 percent on his investments over the ten years to 2009,[2] Swensen’s consistent track record has attracted the notice of Wall Street portfolio managers. Currently, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his children Tory, Alex, and Tim.

He is chiefly notable for having invented what has become known as “The Yale Model” which is an application of Modern Portfolio Theory.

Old School Hip Hop Photos in Rizzoli Book, The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label

Very proud to be well represented in the new Rizzoli book, the just-published Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label is heavy with photos, album covers and designs that capture the brash attitude of the company. Click on an image below to hear Bill Adler, the author of the book (and longtime publicist for Def Jam), and Cey Adams, who ran design for the company for many years, tell stories about some of Def Jam’s most striking visuals.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J, Bobcat E Love and Cut Creator


Band Photos for SUPER PRIME
























Boston Pop-punk outfit, Super Prime, fiercely took to the Boston rock scene in the spring of 2011. In under a year, Super Prime have opened for L.A. bubblegum punk darlings The Dollyrots, released their first EP, established their own music publishing company and hooked up with renowned Boston producer Brian Charles to begin pre production and recording on their first full length LP in September of 2011. Right now Super Prime plans to release their 2nd EP, “Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out” on October 8th, 2011 at their release show in Boston with The American Spirit, A Guy Named Guy and Me vs Gravity. Over the next year Super Prime will be playing all over Boston and New England building upon their loyal following centered around the Allston and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston.

My Shoot with Bob and Harvey Weinstein for Newsweek Magazine

With the triumphant Oscar wins for the movie THE KINGS SPEECH it is time to post this photo I shot of  the Weinstein brothers for Newsweek Magazine..

Bob and Harvey Weinstein

Bob and Harvey Weinstein

Videos from my shoot for Taylor Dresses

Michael Benabib Shooting Fashion for Taylor Dresses 1

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Michael Benabib Shooting for Taylor Dresseswatch?v=rLiiC3XK6oo&feature=channel_video_titleMichael Benabib on set for Taylor


Shooting Portraits of Physicians

Portraits of physicians are the latest area of growth for my work as a corporate photographer. Here are examples I shot for a medical practice on Madison Avenue last month.

Portraits of DoctorsDoctor Portraits

Doctor Portraits