Marriage equality

Hi all,

I am going to weigh in on the marriage equality debate that we a facing in Australia once again, I will not go too far into having a rant, even though I probably really want to.

So to begin, we as a nation have let this issue go on for far too long it should happen, it really is not at all to complex.

I had the pleasure of meeting a couple the other week with three kids, you know what I witnessed. Love. The most simplest way of saying it. The family of Mel  and Liz , pictured with their twins Zali and Kale, and son Bodhi. The picture taken, was about the local MP and how he does not stand for marriage equality.

Mel and Liz, pictured with their twins Zali and Kale, 19 months, and son Bodhi, 5, are calling for Macarthur MP Russell Matheson to reverse his opposition to gay marriage. 

Mel and Liz, pictured with their twins Zali and Kale, 19 months, and son Bodhi, 5, are calling for Macarthur MP Russell Matheson to reverse his opposition to gay marriage. 

It is exactly the same love that I see and feel in my house with my wife Amanda and our daughter Ivy, plus the step kids Pandora, Emily, and Pheonix. 

I once heard a great line in the 'Long Way Down'  from Ewen McGregor when he talking about how across different cultures how we all want the same thing, to raise a family, live in peace, and provide for our families. The same goes here.

In closing, lets be rad to each other folks and make this happen.

Cheers, Si

 

Sydney based photographer || Editorial Photographer || Portrait Photographer || Bennett Photography || Rad Life

Winter Wonderland Arts Festival

Hi all,

There is something eerie about a somewhat abandoned place, not saying that it is bad, it is rad actually especially for a photographer or an artist. That is the location for the upcoming arts festival named Winter Wonderland that is making a home for itself at the old Adventure Land site at Edmonson Park. 

I enjoyed walking around scouting a location for this shoot. There was so much to choose from, in the end this shot came from the old Wartog ride down the back. 

As for the actual Winter Wonderland festival i can't wait for this to shoot, I am pretty stoked about it, I am going to have to work overtime on this one but I reckon will be well worth it.

Cheers, Si

Organisers Brittany D'Chong and Natalie Wadwell of the Winter Wonderland arts festival held at Adventure Land in Edmonson Park. Picture: Simon Bennett (Bennett Photography)

Organisers Brittany D'Chong and Natalie Wadwell of the Winter Wonderland arts festival held at Adventure Land in Edmonson Park. Picture: Simon Bennett (Bennett Photography)

Sydney based photographer || Editorial Photographer || Portrait Photographer || Bennett Photography || Rad Life

The NSW Premier comes to town

Premier Mike Baird answering questions from ABC journalist on various issues around ICAC. Picture: Simon Bennett (Bennett Photography)

Premier Mike Baird answering questions from ABC journalist on various issues around ICAC. Picture: Simon Bennett (Bennett Photography)

Hi all, like the title suggests the Premier of NSW Mike Baird came to Liverpool a few hours ago. Along with himself came the usual entourage of other print media, radio, and of course television. I love these jobs. It seems like such a rush, running around, trying to get that spectacular shot that no one else can capture.

One of the great challenges that face photographers. Anyway back to the job, it was a good one with the announcement that the University of Western Sydney will be setting up shop in Liverpool in 2016 with a higher education system based at the hospital. It can only be good for the people of Liverpool.

Cheers, Si

 

Sydney based photographer || Editorial Photographer || Portrait Photographer || Bennett Photography || Rad Life

 

Obed Kharwin shot for the Sunday Herald

Wests Tigers player Obed Kharwin

Wests Tigers player Obed Kharwin

Hi all, Friday afternoon just passed I had the opportunity to shoot a editorial portrait of Wests Tigers player Obed Kharwin for the Sun Herald. I get out of the car and say "g'day I'm Simon" and I get "hey I'm Obe" then we are straight into shooting some portraits. 

Fast forward to Sunday morning, I run across the road and get the Sun Herald and see the pic in all it's half page. I am super stoked on the run of this portrait.

Cheers, Si.

Sydney based photographer || Editorial Photographer || Portrait Photographer || Bennett Photography 

Day off with the family.

Hi all,

Sun shower hitting window.  

Sun shower hitting window.  

There is something about a sun shower when it hits in the afternoon. A quick one hit while picking the kids up this afternoon after the finished school.

Cheers, Si

Welcome to Rad Life

Ivy Wickett Bennett

Ivy Wickett Bennett

Hi All, here is my first post on Rad Life. This is a blog to show my adventures as a photographer.   My first picture I will post is of one of my ladies in my life my little girl Ivy Wickett Bennett. She means everything to me and my amazing wife Amanda. Have a rad life, more to follow. 

cheers, Si