Benjamin Kanarek

Benjamin Kanarek

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Fashion-Advertising Photographer/Director
Has a website at
Joined on Jul 16, 2011
About me:

Canadian in Paris. Professional Photographer, Video Director and Creative Director for over 35 years.


1989 – Special Guest "Arles Photo Festival".
2006 -2008 « La Santa BAC! » in Barcelona in 2006 “Antifashionsystem” and in 2008 “Réveille-toi”.
2005 – 2014 « International Festival of Fashion » in Cannes. As well as "Canon Photographer of the Year" in 2008
2015 – Benjamin Kanarek’s work featured at the « Jean Paul Gaultier » exhibition at The Grand Palace, Paris.
2020 – Benjamin Kanarek’s work featured on permanent display at the Rodin Museum, Paris.


VOGUE China, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Portugal, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE Paris, VOGUE Italia, Harper’s BAZAAR China, Harper’s BAZAAR en Español, Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong, Harper’s BAZAAR Turkey, Harper’s BAZAAR Italia, ELLE Canada, ELLE Québec, ELLE Hong Kong, ELLE Mexico, ELLE Spain, ELLE Portugal, GLAMOUR Italia, GLAMOUR France, GRAZIA Italy, GRAZIA Russia, GRAZIA Mexico & Latin America, Depeche Mode, Paris Passion, Jardin des Modes, FASHION Magazine, FLARE, Châtelaine, L’OFFICIEL Paris, GLOBE, MADAME FIGARO, NEW YORK TIMES Magazine, Fashion District News, NUMERO Russia, SCMP Post Magazine, STYLE Magazine, W magazine, Spoon, West-East, WWD…


Aldo, AB1 TV Network, Bernard Perris, Camaïeu, Chopard, Clinique Make Up, Dayton Hudson (Target), DIM, EDF, Fairweather, Fleur de Weil Fragrance, Fred Galeries Lafayette, Gemey, Holt Renfrew, Le Bon Marché, Le Château, Le Credit Mutuel, Le Nouvel Observateur, Les 4 Temps la Défense, Louis Vuitton, Lux Soap, Macy’s, Nina Ricci, Nordstrom, Nouvelles Galeries, Pirelli, Royalissime Fragrance, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Soja Bio Star, Sport 2000, Swarovski, The Bay, The May Company, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zuhair Murad…

Benjamin Kanarek's current gear

Fujifilm GFX 50S
Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm X-T20
I own 2 x GFX-50S bodies
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T4
Nikon D800
I own 4 x X-T3 bodies. 3 Silver and 1 Black.
I own 2 x XT4 bodies
I own 2 x Nikon D800 bodies
Nikon D800E
Nikon D810
Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR
Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro
Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR
Fujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm GF 63mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
I own 2 x 18-55mm lenses
I LOVE this lens so much... The Rolls Royce of lenses!
Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
Brutally sharp lens and fast AF
Apple iPhone XS Max
Other gear:
  • Fringer Pro ll EF to FX Auto Focus Adapter
  • Godox AD200 x 2
  • Godox AD600 TTL Bowens Mount
  • Godox MS300 x 2
  • Godox PB960 x 2
  • Godox SL-60W
  • Godox TT685 x 2
  • Nikon 55mm f/1.2
  • Tamron 300mm f/2.8 AF SP
  • Tamron 500mm f/8.0 Mirror Lens
  • Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4 FX lens
  • Viltrox AF 33mm f/1.4 FX lens
  • Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 FX lens
  • Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FX lens
  • Yongnuo 100mm f/2.0

Benjamin Kanarek's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Fujifilm X100V
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Nikon Z6 II
Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR
Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR

Benjamin Kanarek's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G5
Canon EOS 10D
Fujifilm X-T2
I had 2 bodies one Graphite and the other Black. But replaced them with four X-T3's