Best of 2012: Jim Bennett’s Top 5 Portraits

SSG Music / December 27, 2012

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.


Broko -- Credit: KEXP Live
Borko — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012

1. Borko holding his newly released album for the first time (no kidding) — taken at KEX Hostel during Iceland Airwaves with KEXP in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Star Anna -- Credit: Jim Bennett for KEXP Live
Star Anna — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012

2. Star Anna with her dog Forest — taken at KEXP after an in-studio performance in Seattle.


Pearl Jam -- Credit: KEXP Live
Pearl Jam — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012

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.


Wussy -- Credit: KEXP Live
Wussy — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012

4. Wussy arm wrestling — taken at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX during SXSW with KEXP.


Pond Credit: Jim Bennett for KEXPLIVE
Pond — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012

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!

Monkey -- Credit: Jim Bennett
Monkey — Copyright Jim Bennett 2012


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