BL Journal

Ben Larrabee

Transition Day

Sep 25, 2014

When Trudie and I went to Nantucket last summer for our two weeks of shooting, we spent a couple nights at Ships Inn before our house was available. We discovered that our first day had to be a transition day. It became a day to shift our energy, tune into each other, allowing time to […]

Ben Larrabee

Pushing the Boundaries

Sep 18, 2014

When I look at Trudie I’m inspired to pick up my camera. Sometimes I see her beauty other times I see texture and rhythm. The photos I take of her are very intimate and personal. They are a part of our experience, our relationship. I’m not satisfied unless I feel the intimacy “my truth” in […]

Ben Larrabee

Receiving the Gifts of the Muse, Nantucket

Sep 11, 2014

It’s a perfect Nantucket day. I’m in the outdoor shower and Trudie comes over to keep me company, setting up her towel to get some sun. As I look out, I see her, relaxed, natural. I’m soaking wet but I have to quickly get my camera before the moment is gone. She’s being spontaneous, I […]

Ben Larrabee

Animating Imagery with Fantasy

Jul 11, 2014

I first started combining imagery while studying graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. More recently I was inspired by Wes Anderson’s movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, in particular his use of color, light and fantasy. When I was looking for an image to submit to the Rowayton Art Center’s current show “Marine and […]

Ben Larrabee

Show Girl

Feb 14, 2014

We were getting ready to go out. I looked over at Trudie and was struck by her beauty in this recurring intimate scene. It was a moment and an opportunity to share. I recall my teacher and mentor Harry Callahan saying “photograph what you care about.” This was one of those moments, so I grabbed […]