To capture an artist or subject during their most pivotal moment is a task that few could consummate successfully. Photographer Michael “Benni Black” Capel’s images convey raw emotion, subtle beauty, and a powerful presence with every shot. Many might think that such images taken by Benni Black would be those of much skill and years of expertise, but under a year and a half, he has perfected his craft and combined 10 years worth of graphic design experience to create illustrious work. His highly motivated mentality allows him to not be constricted to just certain levels of photography.Working within fashion, concert photography, and editorial, Benni Black has shown to be a great asset in the world of media entertainment. His skills include indepth skin retouching,manipulation and focussing on the lighting in the image to create an ambiance like none other. “I’m the type of individual that doesn’t allow my environment to hinder my creativity. Your limits are what you set for yourself.” He says. Although, he has lived a truly complexed life, his experiences added fuel to allow his dreams to prosper. Benni Black has shot many prominent artists within the music industry such as: Russell Simmons, Diddy, Miguel, Keri Hilson, MC Lyte, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Kurtis Blow, Linkin Park, Drake, Rick Ross and many more.