Renaissance Rose, 2016 by John Benavente

image of Renaissance Rose 2016 by John Benavente

Artist's statement

I use photography as a means to document the world around me and people in my life. I photograph people in their natural environment because I want to preserve a moment in time. My recent focus has been on portraits that capture mood through light and composition reminiscent of the great artists of the Renaissance period. This image was captured on a traditional film camera.