Playground Synthesis by Andrew Paranavitana

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This is another final Dean decided on, and it’s my personal favourite from the shoot. It really reflects Dean’s personality. I can’t place what it is exactly, but to me, this is Dean.


See Sonic Acrobat for more details about the shoot.

I wanted a slightly darker and shaded look for this one. I was really happy to hear Dean is just as pleased with the end result as I am.

This shoot was such a success, we cannot wait to do another one. The help of Myriah, Dean’s girlfriend, was paramount for what we achieved. Myriah’s role of posing and changing Dean’s posture helped me focus on everything else I needed to. We worked well, we worked fast and we had a damn good time doing it all!

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Top 10 in Models With A Difference Best Image Challenge

Dean runs and plays at Overnoise, a once a month party at Miss Libertines, and is in alliance with The Likes Of You and Stable Parties.
You can catch one of Dean’s sets at Derailed @ Vault 8, Melbourne, every Saturday night.

Dean Benson

Layered original shot twice, contrast increase, b&w layer underneath original. Slight crop.

Canon 50D
58mm, 18 – 55
f4.5, 1/200, ISO 1600


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    cool excellent

  • Thanks so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeabout 5 years ago

    this is really great…very nice shot

  • Cheers mate, really appreciate it! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Parmi; Beautifully captured!

  • Hey Steve, thanks so much mate!! This was a lot of fun to shoot :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsabout 5 years ago

    Cool shot!!

  • Thanks so much Erika!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Andrew

  • Thanks a lot mate! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • CJTill
    CJTillabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot my Andrew.

  • Thank you so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    I really like this shot Andrew!

  • Thank you Kim! Really appreciate it! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks mate!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Another well done my friend. I know a DJ and he works bloomin hard for his money. You have to love it to do it i think.

  • That’s so true Ric, everyone thinks it’s an easy ride. While being a lot of fun, it’s freaking hard work! Thanks a lot mate, appreciated as always :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 5 years ago

    a very cool shot of Dean … he’s looks quite relaxed for someone that doesn’t like to have his photo taken…. nice work with the treatment….

  • Ahh Dean and I were talking about this, and I had taken the shot when he wasn’t posing, which has become the secret to successful shots of him. Not a poser in real life, so not in front of the camera either!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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