Headshots: Abi Benke

Meet my best friend, Abs. We headed to Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham at nine o’clock this past Saturday morning and spent time strolling along the street, experimenting with my flash and her facial expressions–two birds with one stone!

You’ll quickly recognize–like, after the first picture–that she is a woman of effortless and natural beauty. Her laugh can literally be heard from many feet away (everyone knows the “Abi laugh”), she wears bright orange socks like a boss and has no trouble whipping out a blue steel face, or making me laugh for that matter. Abi is a treasure, and it was an honour to take her headshots!

My favourites are the darker shots. They were taken in an alleyway with my lone flash bouncing off the brick wall to my left. What outstanding colour!