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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]


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.

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

Chris Hughes Co-Founder of Facebook and Strategist for President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign

Chris is a Co-Founder of Facebook

Chris is a Co-Founder of Facebook Photo C 2010 Michael Benabib

Chris is a Co-Founder of Facebook, the largest social networking site in the world. Most recently, he served as New Media Strategist for President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and pioneered the use of online campaigning through the political social networking site

Chris is a graduate of Harvard College, earning a B.A. in History and Literature.

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Corporate Portraits NYC

Corporate Photographer NYC


I want to give a belated thank you and congratulations on the website launch.  Your work looks just great – both the candids and the portraits.  Everyone has said that the images lend a lot of personality to the site and really bring our company and culture to life.
It was a fun adventure accompanying you on your shoots in our offices last fall.  Your abilities really come through in the work!

Business Portraits NYC

Business Portraits NYC


Corporate Photographers NYC


A very timely headline for this cover, “The Rise of the E-Patient”

Sandler O’Neill Photo Shoot for Website and Printed Material

Business photos

Corporate Photographers NYC

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. (“SOP”) is a New York City-based investment banking firm. It was founded by Thomas F. O’Neill and Herman S. Sandler in 1988. Located on the 104th floor of Two World Trade Center, it lost 68 of 177 employees in the September 11, 2001 attacks, including chief executive and co-founder Herman Sandler. Only 17 of SOP’s World Trade Center employees escaped the tower’s destruction.The company lost its entire computer system in the destruction. However, by 17 September 2001 the company announced it was open for business, operating from two locations. One space was donated by Bank of America Securities, and the other was Sandler O’Neill Asset Management’s office. By 22 October the company had secured a new headquarters location in Manhattan, and had hired 13 new employees. SOP maintains offices in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Sandler O’Neill Mortgage Finance L.P. has offices in New York and Memphis.

Vivian Schiller NPR CEO Shoot

Vivian Schiller CEO National Public Radio

Vivian Schiller CEO National Public Radio

Vivian Schiller made headlines last fall when it was announced she would be leaving her post at — where she’d led the team responsible for the Times‘ much-admired Web overhaul — to become president and CEO of NPR.  I am thrilled to have met her. I could live without television but could not without NPR. WNYC has interesting intelligent programing that i find so interesting that if i miss it during the day I will stream it at night. We had a nice interaction and I look forward to working with her again.

Stephen Dubner, nerd rock star.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in New York City. He is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, ofFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. He is also the author of Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son’s Return to His Jewish Family(1998), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper(2003), and a children’s book, The Boy With Two Belly Buttons (2007).

Freakonomics, published in April 2005, instantly became an international best-seller, with more than 1.5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book; was short-listed for the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award; received a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education; is a BookSense Book of the Year; and was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the New York Times.Turbulent Souls was also named a Notable Book, and was a finalist for the Koret National Jewish Book Award. Turbulent Souls is being reissued in late 2006 under a new title, Choosing My Religion.

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