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After more than 20 years of working in styling and creative direction for fashion and commercial clients, Toronto-based Kenneth Koon moved behind the camera in 2008. He has since established himself as an in-demand photographer with a distinctive vision—one that most often finds its expression through his ongoing exploration of the male body. Drawn from the communities of Canadian and American cities, the men that he shoots reflect a mixture of confidence and passion, strength and sensuality, captured in bold images whose technical assurance and dark beauty provide the foundation for their power.
Born in Oakland, California, Benjamin Patterson attended Bishop O’ Dowd High School. He was a 4-year swimmer and played drums in the school band each year. Patterson went on to attend San Diego State University where he was a psychology major. He moved from San Diego to L.A. after winning Male Model Of the Year at I.M.T.A. 2000 (in LA). In 2004, Patterson found himself busy, landing many small theatrical roles. He also landed acting roles in numerous television series and movies such as “Something New,” “Beauty Shop,” “Eve,” and “Days of Our Lives.” He began acting on the LOGO series, “Noah’s Arc” in June of 2005. He began his career as a photographer around 2006, shooting mostly other actor and model friends.
His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in Ottawa and Montreal and group shows in New York City and Toronto. He is currently working on a solo exhibit in Chicago. His work and creative process is the subject of Through the Lens of inkedkenny, a 2012 documentary short by German directors Denize Galiao and Marie Elisa Scheidt. Produced in partnership with the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München and Canada’s L’institut national de l’image et du son, the film has been widely showcased on the European festival circuit.
PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG Philllcom Phil Limprasertwong is a Los Angeles based fashion photographer specializing in men's fashion, editorial, portrait, commercial & lifestyle photography. His passion began with drawing at an early age but later transitioned to photography when he took his first course in college. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2015 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with an emphasis in Photography. Shortly after he was blessed with the opportunity to intern for celebrity fashion photographer, Irvin Rivera aka Graphicsmetropolis, who he is currently working for as First Assistant. Fashion has always been a big influence in his life since he was young so it was only convenient that he fell in love with photography later on. Fashion photography is something that he has always enjoyed because of the endless possibilities of creativity it presents.
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Since then, Patterson has been featured in numerous commercials for Gap, Ford, Marshall’s, Pepsi, and Macy’s. He is also currently a recurring role on the hit series “Greys Anatomy”. Having always had a love for music, Patterson also taught himself guitar, bass, and piano and started composing music for his solo project. He independently released his first three projects “Affordable Vacation” and “Psychology” & “Hollywood Summertime” online under his band name “SAPPHIRE SKY”.
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