BL Journal

Ben Larrabee

Following Your Bliss

Feb 11, 2011

I realized fear had prevented me from pursuing my true passion, photography. I was afraid of appearing to be too idealistic – just like my dad, whom I had criticized at times for being unrealistic. I didn’t want to fall into the stereotype of the impractical, spaced out artist. I was worried that I might […]

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What’s my purpose on the planet?

Feb 4, 2011

When I graduated from RISD in 1967 with a degree in photography, I wondered how I could make a living. I didn’t want to teach or be a commercial photographer. The only other thing I new anything about was graphic design. So I decided I would make an income as a graphic designer and photograph […]

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My goal is to be authentic and honest

Jan 6, 2011

My photography became more than just creating beautiful images when I realized that I could fulfill a higher purpose for my work by showing the essence or spirit that I saw. As the son of a Quaker minister and a meditator I learned a lot about honesty, humility, the importance of having an open mind […]

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Nantucket Ferry Study

Jun 22, 2009

Today I’m looking forward to doing a photo study of the Nantucket Ferry.  I hope I find what I’m looking for.  

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Ben’s Artist Statement

Jun 9, 2009

My goal isn’t to be different it’s to be authentic, to be honest. My approach is based on letting go of expectations and assumptions about how people should look or behave. I want to go past formal poses and pretenses. I want to use the photographic experience as a way of finding truth and connection. […]