BL Journal

Ben Larrabee

Why Ben Digs Black and White

Jun 4, 2013

Recently Ben was asked why he likes working with black and white images. Here’s what he had to say: “Without the color I can more clearly focus on the formal elements of image making such as rhythm, texture and space.” “Occasionally I’ll see a color image that totally seduces me. What can I do, I’m […]

Ben Larrabee


May 21, 2013

For the past four years we’ve returned to the same place to unplug from the day to day and plug into each other. We’ve discovered the perfect setting to do this, a small private island in the Grenadines where we have no Internet, phone and TV, only a handful of other guests and complete privacy. […]

Ben Larrabee

Layers of Meaning

Apr 18, 2013

Each layer shows different aspects of Trudie, adding to the story of how I experienced her that day, on Nantucket, the summer of 2012.  I’ve combined the layers of texture, tone and rhythm to expand the visual complexity and meaning of the final image. I invite the viewer to step back and reflect on how […]

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Turn Off the Flash on Your Camera!!

Feb 25, 2013

Take charge, don’t let the camera dictate when you need artificial light. The flash is not meant as “standard operating procedure”. It’s a last resort when you “must” get the shot at your girl friend’s birthday bash. If you don’t turn it off, the flash pops up at the least provocation to rob you of […]

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Stop the Action

Jan 10, 2013

When I shoot my priority is to stop the action. For me a shoot is not a sitting, it’s a session where everyone is moving. If they’re not then I get them to move, that’s when good stuff happens. I adjust the settings on my camera to shutter priority so I can photograph people in […]