An Experiment in Pin Up

For a few years now I’ve wanted to take a stab at shooting a Pin-Up themed session. After Justine and I met Nicky on the Wedluxe shoot a couple months ago, we had a feeling that she would make a good model for this. Justine did a bit of a background on her inspiration for the make up on this shoot over on her blog, and Alex Jaques did an incredible job with the hair! Katie Harrison styled the shoot and did a great job finding awesome props considering the budget was around $50! Also have to hand some major credit to Nicky, as we came to realize that some of the common pin-up poses are pretty tough to hold for long enough to get a great shot!

Have a look at some of the results!

If you think walking in heels is a mission, try dialing with them.

Waiting for the Milk Man.

Why would anyone ever sit like this?


This was my favourite shot of the night. I don't know why.

This is the operator, how can I connect your call?


Big thank you to the whole team for making it such a success!

Studio – Low Key Studio –

MUA – Justine McKnight –

Hair – Alex Jaques

Styling & Set Design – Katie Harrison –

Photography – Christoph Benfey –


Ghetto Fabulous

So stoked to be sharing this with the world! We just released Johnny Major‘s first Music Video for Ghetto Fabulous, off their debut album “This Is The Sound”. I had the pleasure of Directing this video, and could not have done it without the extremely talented camera operator and editor, Chris Wardle. Anna Cyzon is also featured in this song and video which was shot in entirety in Hamilton, Ontario. Take a look and spread the love!

This Is The Sound

I almost can’t believe that I am finally announcing the release of the long-awaited first full-length album from Johnny Major! I’m sitting in my living room right now listening to This Is The Sound for the first time since it got back from The Mastering Palace in NYC. The guys have come a long way over the past few years and watching their sound evolve has been incredible! They have invented their own genre, “Post-Pop”, which takes cues from many of their legendary influences, from Al Green to T.I., The Beatles to Weezer…thrown it all into the mix and pumped out something extraordinarily unique, yet strangely familiar. They truly represent the sound of the future, that hasn’t forgotten the past!

I was truly humbled when they asked me to design and shoot their album cover for This Is The Sound. The idea, which we ultimately decided to shoot, came to me when I was shopping at Urban Outfitters in Toronto and stumbled across these retro-looking Koss headphones.

Johnny Major - This Is The Sound // Photo by Christoph Benfey

To celebrate the launch they’re throwing a huge party at El Mocambo this Friday (11/11/11) in Toronto. All the details can be found HERE.

These guys are so passionate about music, and I’m excited to see what directions this album takes them. Be sure to follow them on Twitter (@johnny_major), I have a feeling over the next few months some big things are going to come into fruition for them!

Oh and speaking of parties! Don’t forget about the upcoming Launch Party for Low Key Studio in Hamilton! November 26th, 48 Ferguson Ave. South!

Party Time!

I’ve finally gotten enough ducks in order to officially announce the Grand Opening party for my Photography Studio in Hamilton! Low Key Studio & Gallery will be holding a massive party to celebrate it’s Launch into the community on November 26th at the Studio. DJ Adverb will be spinning and Sanjay Patel will be doing his Live Painting thing. There will probably be a lot more going on as well, I will update everyone as other leads develop further.

If you’re interested in having your work showcased in the gallery on the night of the party, shoot me an email at and we’ll set something up.

I hope to see many of you at the Launch party, you can register for the guestlist on Facebook by clicking HERE, it’s helpful for me, but not mandatory.


I’d like to apologize to the millions of people that are probably checking back here on an hourly basis hoping for updates! I’ve been terribly busy over the past month working on several exciting projects, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks!

One of said projects is a photography studio and gallery that my girlfriend and I are opening in Hamilton. It’s currently in a state of construction, but the Grand Opening Launch Party is set for Nov 26th. Check for frequent updates and information on the studio and launch party. If you’re an artist and would be interested in showcasing your work in the gallery at or after the party you can contact me through the Low Key Studio site.

I’m also avidly updating my Instagram stream on a regular basis. Follow me if you’re on Instagram, I’m @duaflex .

Now back to working on the album cover for the upcoming release of Johnny Major‘s LP, This Is The Sound. I’m excited to have my work as the cover art!