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On Point

| January 3, 2013 | Parties

The Party Lyndie Benson celebrated the release of The Point, her new photography book filled with shots of the surfers and locals who haunt Point Dume, at a reception rife with boldface names and neighbors at Maxfield Malibu. The evening benefited the Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families. The Players Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Maria Shriver, Chad Lowe, Jillian Dempsey, Joel Silver The Highlights Wave chasers and celebrities filed into Maxfield’s beachside location to catch a first look at the minimalist black and white images Benson had taken of Malibu locals over the past 10 years. The photographer, who was on hand to sign her sold-out stock, later acknowledged she was moved to pick up a camera by the genre’s luminaries. “When I got to meet the great Herb Ritts, we became friends,” she said. “He was a true inspiration for me and gave me photo assignments and encouraged my eye. That gave me confidence to show my work.” Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/Abimages



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