Winners of the WestEast Magazine-Benjamin Kanarek Blog Fashion-Beauty Photography Contest

© Regen Chen & Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

We are pleased to announce the Winners of the WestEast Benjamin Kanarek Blog Fashion-Beauty Photography Contest

Beauty Neil Snape & Fashion Regen Chen

Here are the images of these very fine photographers. Regen will have 6 of his images published and Neil will have 4 of his images published in WestEast Magazine. Once the final WestEast Magazine June 2011 Issue layout is complete I will post them as another separate blog featuring each photographer individually.

Both Neil and Regen will be interviewed for WestEast Magazine as well as receiving a compact camera from them.

Here are the images chosen as well as bonus images of both photographers at the end of this posting

Neil Snape for Beauty

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

The Team Credits

Photographer : Neil Snape
Model: Delphine LoGrasso @Nathalie Models Paris
Stylist: Rene de Bathory
Make Up: Daria Slusarcyzk
Hair: Yu NakataClothing Credits in the Final Layout

Regen Chen for Fashion

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

Team Credits

Photography & Editing – Regen Chen
Model (black) – Naro @ PUSH creative management
Model (white) – Irina F. @ Elite
Styling – Nicola Smith @ PUSH creative management
Makeup – Wendy Rorong @ Plutino group
Hair – Irina Lavrega
Assistant – Kevin Cheng

Clothing Credits in the Final Layout

Out Takes Neil Snape for Beauty

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Neil Snape for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

Out Takes Regen Chen for Fashion

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

© Regen Chen for 2011 WestEast Magazine BKBlog Photography Contest

To all of you who entered the contest a huge thanks for your participation.
I will make a small selection from some of the entrants that made the semi finals on a follow up blog posting.

Again, congratulations to Regen and Neil!

About Benjamin Kanarek
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Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…
  • Supert_lili

    super les sphoto elle sont magnifique

  • Brayanne Eric

    You have a wonderful Blog Mr Benjamin that I never get tired! it’s very high!

  • Benjamin, you have a beautiful blog filled with strong images and beautiful work, very informative as well.  I love Neil’s work here as well, very natural looking beauty.

  • Vtarchitectdk

    Very nice results.  I especially enjoy image 3.

  • Marcie

    I’m so happy to see Neil win this as I have yet to see anyone touch what this amazing man can do with Beauty.  He is hands down my favorite beauty photographer. Congrats to Regen as well, very nice work.

  • Sivan Miller

     Well done all! Thank you Benjamin for hosting a great competition, hope to see more in the future 🙂

  • Joseph

    Looking forward to seeing what almost made the cut as well. 

  • Wayne Henry

    I saw this comment in another forum:

    “Wow, lots of creative pics. I’ve been in 4 juried contests now,
    and sometimes one just shakes their head and wonders what the jurist was
    thinking. But in your selections, they make sense. Congratulations on a
    well run contest!! I think my favorite picture was the very first one from Neil
    Snape showing a sequined top reflecting light onto the model’s face – top
    notch!”

    Benjamin asked that I copy my comment here, and that was –
    “The entry criteria was very specific (part of the reason I didn’t manage an
    entry)when compared to most contests – making it easier for Ben and the magazine
    to get the quality of images they were after. I liked that a lot, even though it
    meant I had to give it a miss.Stating the kind of look they were after
    and knowing where the end results would be shown if you won (ie – a fashion
    magazine) would dicate a certain style, yet not stifle creativity or
    individualistic input. You knew right from the start the winners would be highly
    polished, techincally well shot, images of models in fashionable designs ……
    and that’s what we see now, Congrats to the winners, great shots!When
    you throw the doors open with something like “Contemporary portraiture” and no
    restrictions…. then you’re going to get the head-shaking “What the???” that
    goes on after a lot of juried contests”

    Great contest, fantastic opportunity and some amazing images resulted from it – well done to all 🙂

  • Congratulations to Regan and Neil! These were done with exceptional creativity and execution.

  • Telili_photography

    Great job. Amazing images.

  • Anonymous User

    Congratulations to Regen Chen & Neil Snape and everyone involved on both teams!