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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.

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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

Trying different headshot Lighting styles

Highlight from behind.

Edgy Headshot

I was shooting with upcoming actor Jason Dyer the other day. He is a great guy with lots of creative energy. I had shot with him about two years ago and it was time for him to update his new headshots. We spent the afternoon playing with different lighting setups. Here are some of what we did that afternoon.

Headshots NYC

Headshots NYC

A Little Too Ready for Her Close-Up?

In small but significant numbers, filmmakers and casting executives are beginning to re-examine Hollywood’s attitude toward breast implants,Botox, collagen-injected lips and all manner of plastic surgery.

Television executives at Fox Broadcasting, for example, say they have begun recruiting more natural looking actors from Australia and Britain because the amply endowed, freakishly young-looking crowd that shows up for auditions in Los Angeles suffers from too much sameness.

Click on the photo below of Heidi Montag for the rest of the article from the NY Times.

Heidi Montag Headshots New York City

Heidi Montag

Two New Book Covers

Design Rules by Elaine Griffin

Design Rules by Elaine Griffin

Bodyscoop for Girls Book CoverSo I have known Dr. Jennifer Ashton for about 3 years . We first met when her publicist Angela Thomas at hired me to shoot her.

She was on Fox News and now is with CBS news as their medical correspondent.

Terry Oaks Dancer

I love to photograph dancers.

They just have an awareness of their bodies which helps make a great headshot.

Terry Oaks New Headshot

Terry Oaks Headshot 9/09

Terry Oaks Headshot 9/09

Terry Oaks New Headshot