Exploring New Ideas with the Macro Lens

Jun 1, 2012

For a while Ben has been interested in creating up-close images, especially with his portraiture. The latest addition to his collection is the Canon 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Autofocus Lens. It allows him to see his subjects from a different perspective, broadening his visual vocabulary. One of his first experiments was photographing Trudie’s garden. A […]

No Rules About What to Wear

Apr 27, 2012

Forget any rule you ever heard about what to wear on a Larrabee photo shoot. I tell my clients my only rule is to wear what you like and what makes you feel comfortable. This is especially important for moms to consider when deciding what their kids should wear. Clothes allow children to express their […]

Perfecting the Salon/Gallery Concept

Mar 23, 2012

We were invited to create a permanent photography installation in the recently opened Vincent Palumbo Salon in the heart of Westport, CT. For the second time we teamed up with salon owner Vincent Palumbo to create an ambiance through Ben’s fine art portraits that engage the viewer in a feeling of connection. We’ve worked with […]

Reflections on an evening at Lumber Yard Restaurant, Amherst, MA

Feb 27, 2012

It was February 14 and we decided to spend our evening at Lumber Yard restaurant in Amherst, MA where only four months earlier we had hung our permanent installation of Ben’s fine art portrait photographs. This would be our first time experiencing Lumber Yard alive as a bustling restaurant. The co-owner, Cindy Nelson, warmly greeted […]

Ben’s Work Inspires a Photography Student

Sep 1, 2011

Photography student Belen Shafer was assigned to research and write about a photographer whose work inspired her.  Without a second thought she had Ben in mind.  Her enthusiasm and understanding for Ben’s work is shown in her essay below: “When we were given our project to write about a photographer there was someone who immediately […]