Jacques Beneich began his career in the early 80s in New York City as an assistant photographer to the fashion and beauty photographer Jacques Malignon. Beneich developed his talents, passionately perfecting his photography and artistic skills and applying them to print advertisements in magazines, lifestyle campaigns, and to films and TV commercials.
Simultaneous to his career as a fashion photographer, he also began doing portraiture. In 1989, he completed one of his most famous series’ featuring jazz and blues legends Miles Davies, Fats Domino, James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, among many more. This series would be the beginning of a long world career during which he has photographed some of the world’s most top actors and celebrities.
His artwork has extended to digital compositions developed from his photographs into series based upon themes of music, fashion, portrait and travel. Beneich’s Synaesthesia series question the essence of art and creation in its founding conflicts between youth and eternity in a society where nothing is meant to last.
His America series is a merge between abstraction and reality into a personal vision of America. Overlaying shapes and colors with his images, Beneich reveals a personal and mysterious world where poetry and dream interact with the perception one can have of reality.
Jacques Beneich has exhibited throughout France and for several years, at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in Cannes, where he also instructs Master Classes.