atapdance said: I absolutely love your work! Very interesting and inspirational pieces. I wish the best of luck to you on your artistic endeavors.

Thank you so much! :D

This was SO SO SO much fun. Daniel and Kelly (the spiffily dressed on either side of me) were backers who pledged to be featured in an image. They were so great and we had a BLAST shooting a new image featuring them. Alaina did a great job getting them 1950’s-ified, we partied and ate pizza, and did maybe my favorite image so far. The whole team came out in top form and I couldn’t be happier, I hope we get to do more like this in the near future. 

This was SO SO SO much fun. Daniel and Kelly (the spiffily dressed on either side of me) were backers who pledged to be featured in an image. They were so great and we had a BLAST shooting a new image featuring them. Alaina did a great job getting them 1950’s-ified, we partied and ate pizza, and did maybe my favorite image so far. The whole team came out in top form and I couldn’t be happier, I hope we get to do more like this in the near future. 

Blossom Dearie- “Tout Doucement” 

Here are some more BTS photos from our most recent shoot (thanks Chris Scott!). This one was definitely one of my favorites, it had aliens, x-ray glasses, cyborgs, mutants…everything. Stay tuned, and thanks to all of you for your support, we love you guys!

"Sunny Side of the Street"- Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins

Had a fun shoot yesterday, and another coming up on Tuesday. They just keep getting more ridiculous. 

Had a fun shoot yesterday, and another coming up on Tuesday. They just keep getting more ridiculous. 

Here’s the newest miniature I’ve made for the 5th Dimension: a flying version of a 1950 Studebaker, which belongs to Detective Philip Chambers in the story. 

Here’s the newest miniature I’ve made for the 5th Dimension: a flying version of a 1950 Studebaker, which belongs to Detective Philip Chambers in the story. 

"Rose Marie" by Slim Whitman (1954)

Image from the upcoming UK film: "Boldly Gone" 
by: Justin Benzel styling & production design: Alaina Moore model: Nic Collins
Some information about the film: 
"Boldly Gone"

Two brothers reconnect when they meet to launch their dad’s ashes into space.

The character featured is the dead father, Benjamin Chadbolte, most famous for portraying Captain Steven Stellar in the TV Show Cosmic Cavalcade.

Director is Mark Buchanan (Website: www.mcbuchanan.com + Twitter: twitter.com/mcbuchanan) 

Image from the upcoming UK film: "Boldly Gone" 

by: Justin Benzel 
styling & production design: Alaina Moore 
model: Nic Collins

Some information about the film: 

"Boldly Gone"
Two brothers reconnect when they meet to launch their dad’s ashes into space.
The character featured is the dead father, Benjamin Chadbolte, most famous for portraying Captain Steven Stellar in the TV Show Cosmic Cavalcade.

Director is Mark Buchanan (Website: www.mcbuchanan.com + Twitter: twitter.com/mcbuchanan) 

Update!

So I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted an image, and that’s on account of the fact that we’re trying to keep the new images as a surprise for when the book comes. 

But, we were recently commissioned to do the above piece for the upcoming UK film “Boldly Gone” and we’re really happy with it and thought we’d share. 

Hope everyone is well! 

Justin