Alex Benetel is from Sydney, Australia, and became interested in photography after taking a visual design course at the age of 16. She has since been published in Russia's Harper's Bazaar, showcased her work in Sydney, and has been fortunate enough to travel, meet, and collaborate with other artists.
As one of our 20under20 finalists, Alex (seen in the top photo by Christian Benetel) captures mysterious yet dreamlike worlds, filled with oddities that encompass aspects of reality. Let’s get to know her more through testimonials from her fans and a selection of outstanding photos from her photostream.
“Alex’s photos are just so beautifully simple. They’re so effortless, so unforced, so natural — something I hope to achieve in my photos some day. The way she plays will light and color is amazing. Alex is a phenomenal photographer.” – Nadia Kim
“Alex, you were my initial inspiration to start on flickr. I found your stream long before I fell in love with taking photos. I remember looking through your photos and telling myself that I’d be talented like you one day. You have always been so supportive of my work and everything I do and for that I am so grateful! Your photography has blossomed over the time I’ve known you. You and I, in my mind, have always had a very similar style; Using poses and colours, locations and props to get our concept across. Not all that fancy photoshop work. Your photos are simple, and straight to the point. & that’s what I’ve always loved.” – Kiara Rose
“Alex! your work is so beautiful. Your tones and concepts are magical. You never ever cease to amaze me.” – Asher Lilly
To find out more about our 20under20 photographers, how you can cast your vote for the Audience Choice Awards, and how you can nominate a candidate for 2015, visit our 20under20 page.