Larrabee photography at Méli-Mélo

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Family portaits like the one at left will be featured in an exhibition at Méli-Mélo on Greenwich Avenue.

Méli-Mélo has announced that it will display selections of fine art portrait photographer Ben Larrabee’s exhibit of family portraits.

The exhibit, featuring 15 selected portraits of children, young adults and families from Greenwich and the surrounding towns, “reflects the lively atmosphere of Méli-Mélo” according to the store.

“I think Ben Larrabee Photography captures what’s important to us in a fun way,” Méli-Mélo owner Marc Penvenne said. “Ben’s black and whites of cherished moments between people inspires me as a restaurateur. When I see customers enjoying themselves at my restaurant it’s very rewarding.”

A nationally recognized portrait photographer, Mr. Larrabee’s images “move the viewer with their spontaneity, clarity and detail.”

He has said his purpose is to “reveal the inner spirit of his subjects and ‘show the love’.”

Mr. Larrabee takes a holistic view of the photographic process.

“My approach is based on letting go of expectations and assumptions about how people should look or behave,” Mr. Larrabee said. “I want to show my subjects acting naturally unselfconsciously, expressing their spirit and their love for one another.”

For the past 20 years Méli-Mélo of Greenwich has served the community with a healthy “hodgepodge” of French inspired cuisine at 362 Greenwich Avenue.

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