I first met Eric Benet when I was shooting for Teddy Riley in his home studio. Eric came to meet with Teddy in his home studio to explore some musical ideas and opportunities. I was there capturing some candid images for Teddy as he was reconfiguring the studio and tweaking some tracks.
I asked Eric if he would mind me including him in my candid work and in true Eric Benet fashion he said “Sure!!” That was the beginning for me with EB. He mentioned that he would be returning to Atlanta in the near future for a concert at the Chastain Amphatheater and I asked him if I could come by and capture his performance and again, he responded “Sure!! Just call my manager and he’ll set it up!”
I made the call and I have been shooting for him every time he comes to Atlanta. Eric is a very warm and funny person. I don’t think that he has ever met a stranger. He have the keen ability to make you feel like you have known him all your life, even though you only met him five minutes ago.
Eric has some of the most passionate fans that I have ever seen. The TrueEB Fans don’t just support Eric when he comes to their city, THEY TRAVEL! They travel all over the world to support Eric! I think that is so cool.
Here are a few of my favorite images of Eric as he is truly being himself. I hope that you enjoy and if you haven’t already I hope that you get the opportunity to see Eric perform live! He is truly special!