A native to the New York/New Jersey area, Will Benrubi aka Willy Soul is an analog photographer who’s travels have brought him all over the world and into some of the craziest and most eclectic places. Specializing in street photography and shooting portraits of patrons getting their groove on at New York's funkiest word-of-mouth parties, Will considers himself a documentary photographer that at times incorporates abstract aspects into his work. Over the years, photography has opened up new doors and friendships for Will, allowing him to grow positively as an artist.
Also as a huge audiophile and a music aficionado with an in depth knowledge of rare groove funk, hip-hop and house music, Willy Soul has always been an avid vinyl collector. Using these beautiful friendships made while partying and producing analog photography documenting New York City’s ever so funky dance scene, he has been fortunate to learn from the best, going on record digs with some of his biggest DJ idols. Always eager to share his love for music, Willy Soul has spun strictly vinyl DJ sets all across New York, from the Soho House to the Output rooftop. His debut EP of funk edits are due out in 2017.
Will is now available for photography & DJ booking: