As with many a great fashion photographer, the Manchester, England, native started with a brush in his hand before turning to the camera. “I’ve always wanted to take pictures the way I used to paint,” Lennox explains—that is, in supersaturated colors and with a sense of movement.
“Benjamin has a wonderful instinct for light,” says Hector Castro, a fashion editor for 10 magazine who has worked closely with Lennox. “He brings dynamism to the picture.” By using long exposures and inventive lighting, the 28-year-old creates tightly controlled blurs that give the images an active quality. Nevertheless, it’s not merely Lennox’s mechanical skills that make him a unique talent. “My favorite evolution in his work,” Castro says, “is his realization that he can let go of technique in favor of visual exuberance.”