Continuing on with our “Best of 2012” features, we bring you Jim Bennett‘s Top 5 Portraits of the year. Bennett is a well-respected master of photography in the Seattle music scene. You name it – he’s shot it. Take a look below at some of his favorite portraits from 2012, as well as a few honorable mentions.
2. Star Anna with her dog Forest — taken at KEXP after an in-studio performance in Seattle.
3. Pearl Jam backstage — taken to support the “Rock The Vote” effort at a benefit show for Senator Jon Tester at the University of Montana in Missoula.
4. Wussy arm wrestling — taken at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX during SXSW with KEXP.
5. Pond in the park — taken across the street from KEXP after an in-studio performance in Seattle.
This year’s honorable mentions go to the awesome characters from the arcade game Hawken who were so much fun to shoot during the Penny Arcade Expo afterparty at Neumo’s, whether in the john or at the bar.
And finally, Jim had a chance to visit a Monkey park this year. No, it’s not music related. But this shot was just way too good to pass up, and it is one of his 2012 favorites!