The foreword for the 2015 photography book Ben Watts: Montauk Dream was written by the author’s sister, actress Naomi Watts. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Watts was once again framing her talented brother’s work, albeit in this case in slightly less graceful fashion.
As Kimmel thumbed to a shot in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition of model Tanya Mityushina, taken by Ben in Malta, younger sibling Naomi explained, “He does a lot of the Victoria’s Secret models.” Watts then quickly corrected that statement, to some audience laughter. “Shoots them!” she exclaimed, adding, “he wouldn’t mind that reputation.”
Ben was responsible for last year’s SI Swimsuit Edition cover featuring Hannah Davis. Check out more of his work in Malta with Mityushina for the 2016 issue here. The New York studio-based photographer is currently in Australia where, among other things, he is helping clothing brand Mavi with a marketing campaign hashtagged #beMaviLous.