Mike Benigno

I am a freelance photographer with eight years of professional experience. My focus is on live performances and event coverage mainly using beautiful, natural lighting.

I'm based in Brooklyn, where I live with my wife Ellen, and I'm a native New Yorker, though I keep my accent tucked in. I've been a house photographer at Brooklyn Academy of Music since 2012 and have been a staff photographer for Bowery Presents for longer. I shoot Nikon, love fishing and running, and I play piano and guitar. My music photography has been featured in Metro Papers (NY-Phil.-Boston), the New York Times, Village Voice and the Huffington Post, and on a number of music sites including Brooklyn Vegan and The House List.

My photographs are also included in the Museum of the City of New York’s permanent collection.

I am exactly 35 years old.

Clients Include

Bell House, Bklyn. Academy of Music (BAM), Bowery Presents, Brooklyn Waldorf School, Fordham Preparatory School, Huffington Post, Loyola School, Metro (NY), NYC Master Chorale, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Time Out NY, The Universal Thump, Village Voice, Xaverian High School, Xavier High School, Yamaha Pianos