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Ben Lariviere

Ben Lariviere

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Ben Lariviere is a photographer from Toronto, Ontario. Raised in the township of Wilmot, outside of Kitchener, Ben always had an interest in fine art. It wasn't until experimenting with photography that he felt that he had truly discovered his medium. Studying photography at Ryerson University and gaining experience in photographing weddings and special events has given Ben the ability to step out of his comfort zone and a level of confidence necessary to take the next steps towards a career in photography. Ben is currently available for freelance photographic work of any kind, including weddings, engagement photos, headshots, family portraits, band photos, commercial product shoots, etc. BenLariviere.com photos@BenLariviere.com

To the Big City

Published August 16th, 2013

I think what I love most about this project is that it messes with the typical depiction of pin-up girls. Pin-up girls are typically presented, not as real people, but as sexualized objects with plastic smiles. This project appropriates that style, but shows that the girl under the flashy clothes, hair and makeup is a real person, who has moments of vulnerability and loneliness.

Model: Dana Schiemann

Hair: Rebeccah Felicity Anne Jones

Makeup: Ayana Sifontes

Stylist: Rachel Gueguen

© Ben Lariviere 2013

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