BL Journal

Star Man Drawings, 1967-78

Nov 12, 2013

When I was in my late 20’s I made a series of drawings that were autobiographical. I called the series “Star Man.” I signed them as Star Man and that was my persona when I made the drawings. They stem from a flow of consciousness. I put my pen to paper with no idea where […]

On Location with Ben

Oct 3, 2013

Over the past ten years Ben has slowly accumulated a large file of images of me assisting him on our client photo shoots. I often show up in a shot inadvertently; as I hold the light diffuser over our subjects, move a piece of furniture or make an adjustment to the client’s bra strap. These […]

Channeling Cartier-Bresson

Aug 15, 2013

Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my photography heroes. He was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of the decisive moment. Cartier-Bresson once said, “There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment. “ Here’s […]

Breathing with Bryan

Aug 8, 2013

For the past six weeks I have embraced my fear of learning to swim. From 8:00 am – 9:00 am, three times a week, I’ve been working with Bryan Stinchfield who has returned to coaching at the Tokeneke Beach Club pool after two years in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. Bryan is not your typical […]

Nantucket Ferry Series

Jul 18, 2013

For Ben, the two-hour trip on the car ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket is a photo opportunity. Each trip is a new chapter in his study of the ferry. Here are some of his explorations: When you’re on Nantucket this summer, stop by the Nantucket Looms at 51 Main Street to see the above grouping […]