Article in Mainstream Mag 2013
Michael Godard Art Gallery Hosts Daveed's photos
Professional photography is an art that takes a special type of eye to capture moments in time that will forever
be still framed in the memories of the subjects. For Daveed Benito, it's about capturing, but more importantly creating
these moments in time with a vibrant display of color, inspiration of art, and a hint of imagination.
Born in Santa Fe, raised in Albuquerque New Mexico - Daveed is someone who you wouldn't have been able to
tell is a photographer upon first meeting, but as you begin to talk with him you realize that you are speaking to an
artist of a special expertise.
His story isn't that of a "career inspired from youth" type of tale, but one of taking control of his destiny by finding a
way out of Albuquerque. After graduating from high school, Daveed enlisted in the United States Air Force in
which he had a first hand experience in the different cultures of the world. In those 5 years, he credits those
same experiences for inspiring him as a photographer to create without limitations, thus opening up his workspace
to endless possibilities.
Reputation is something that he prides himself on; in addition to that Daveed builds his clientele with high regards of
gaining the trust and comfort for whoever he is working with which in turns encourages the creative direction of his photo
Daveed Benito's work can be found in your favorite establishments in Arizona, Nevada, his main goal is for his
pictures to be regarded as artwork from the capture down to the unique way he wraps his photos in canvas.
The ultimate blessing of any career is to do what you truly love on a daily basis and as long as Daveed Benito has a camera,
creative space, and time this just might be the closest thing to heaven for him.