Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This blog is d e d

Well not quite dead, but it is moving to my website. Thanks for following Blar for all these years, please migrate to www.bensklar.com/blog. You will find old posts from Blar and new posts from Blar, we just won't call it Blar.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

These are some still images from a Chappo music video I shot with LA based director Patrick Pope. Hopefully we'll have the video out of post soon. The stars of the shoot are Scott, above, Drew, below, and Jason, farther below. It was a lot of fun, welcome to the New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Guvna wins... again

Early last month I covered Texas' Gov. Perry's election night victory party an an exotic game ranch run by Texas Disposal Systems... Still trying to figure that out.

Here are some b-sides of the coverage:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Read about it in the New York Times... Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snaps October

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go Vote

If you haven't voted early the deadline is this Friday, October 29. Election day is November 2. Please go vote.

Rick Perry voted on the first day of early voting 2 Mondays ago and gave a rally outside of a suburban Mexican cafe. The Times ran this photo I shot for Getty Images in relation to a story about his campaign.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Found this in my neighborhood, awesome.

Ditch the Fest Fest at Cheer Up Charlie's.

Finding friends before Phish starts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Handy cams and Uncle Earl

I just realized it has been 20 days since I posted on Blar. I'd say work has dramatically picked up in October, there was an 8 day period where I was booked everyday. From New York Times assignments to weddings to a corporate hoorah event for Hugo Boss.

There are lots of pretty pictures and wonderful moments from all these shoots, but I want to share some offbeat images of handy cams and wild card guests:

Wild cards:

I've been shooting a lot more recently outside of assignment work for myself and making snaps. Its been a lot of fun and refreshing to remember how much fun it is to make pictures, soon to come.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Niagara Falls

I visited another one of the Wonder's of the World this summer in Western New York. Here are some snaps, video to come soon:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The weekend in pictures

Can't sleep... make a picture.

I attended an event on Friday night inviting citizens to voice their concerns and opinions about the future of Austin. There was a guy from LA, NYC, or maybe both (above) who was really excited about it. He made a speech, wore a faux turbin and then wrote some stuff on the chalk board while Austin concert band Mother Falcon played. I'm skeptical of the city's purpose in organizing an event where they put up art, serve free food and beer simultaneously asking citizens to take part in a survey about traffic, development and budgets of the future. The exhibit is open all week in the heart of the lovely 2nd st. district.

Drew and I rode our bikes there.

Ian had an interesting comment about Austin style, something like; people take it to the max until its no longer hip and then you're wearing what you are told to think is cool whether or not it looks good on you. I guess this comes with the territory of a 'pretentious is cool' 20-something slacker crowd in a bubble of complainer culture among a for the most part content public.

Maria on Saturday morning.

My neighbors riding bikes down Kinney.