All images by Justin Benzel. Used with permission.
Tumblr’s Year in Review made the rounds here, and it was Justin Benzel’s work that first caught my eye. There was something so fantastically cool about his work that I felt I had to talk to him about how and why he does it. Benzel is a Chicago-based photo-illustrator and photographer who’s currently working on a project that finds itself somewhere between 1950s noir and science-fiction. Here we talk to Benzel about his inspiration, approach and technique.