Award-Winning Contemporary modeling portfolio comp photos & Headshots for Models & social influencers

Contemporary comp photos for models that are stylish & elegant. We employ modern techniques & shooting style specific to modeling industry standards that showcase your looks and let your personality shine.

To get that all-important edge, you need striking, dramatic images that demand the viewer’s attention. The modeling portfolio you present must showcase both the uniqueness of your look and its versatility. 

Whether you’re an established professional model, just looking to update your modeling portfolio, or even if you’re new to the business, I’ll work with you to create modeling portfolio that will land you the job you want. 

In crafting your modeling portfolio, your most important selling tool, you need the trained eye of a professional. With over twenty years experience shooting celebrities, professional models and talented newcomers, I can find the angles, lighting, and poses that bring out what’s special about your look. My creative eye has been long recognized by the world of fashion and design. You’ve seen my work in premiere publications like Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vibe, Rolling Stone, Details, Paper, and The New York Times (Style section). 

My job is to make you appear natural and graceful by providing a comfortable setting that helps you communicate. Together we’ll talk about your objectives, looking at what works and doesn’t work as we go. Our photo session is a creative collaboration that will expand your sense of what the camera can do to capture your style. Let’s get started! 


Capture your best image and overall tone for casting directors or any audience. Customized lighting and cutting-edge techniques highlight your best features. During our studio photoshoot, we cultivate contemporary style by exploring modern backdrops and creative environments in a collaborative process. Located on Fifth Avenue in Midtown, we may also shoot outside with natural light for a distinctive headshot.


We can help establish your personal brand as a social influencer & grow your network with a high-quality contemporary headshot for websites, publications, LinkedIn & other social media. Whether in-studio or on-location, we deliver professional photos that stand-out & encourage positive engagement.


Our actor headshots highlight your unique personality for a stand-out look that exudes professionalism to grab the attention of casting directors. Contemporary theatrical & commercial styles for theatre, film & TV talent.


Musicians, dancers, and all performers deserve a great photo to represent their talent. Michael Benabib’s photography has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and numerous album covers for platinum selling music artists. What we’ve done for them, we’ll do for you.

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Michael Benabib

In my career I’ve photographed celebrities who are used to having their picture taken, but my greatest satisfaction has come with the headshot that got an actor that first job and kept the jobs rolling in. As an artist, I’m stimulated by challenges. My goal is to make every client feel celebrated and to make you look better than you ever thought you could.

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