Posts by Larry

Finishing Touches

Next month, I will have an exhibit of 25 of my favorite images from last year’s 40@Forty Project . I met with the framer today to review and sign the prints before they finish the framing. It was very exciting to see all these images and I can’t wait to see them all hanging on the wall together. If you would like to help out with the exhibit, you can sponsor your favorite week and keep the framed print after the exhibit. All of the profits from the print sales will go to charity – so you’ll get some good Karma too! If you are interested, call the studio at 972.596.8888 or send me email. So which was your favorite image!!???
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Be A Part Of The 40@Forty Project

As most of you know, last year I took on the biggest project of my career with the 40@Forty Project. Over the course of 40 weeks, I created 40 self-portraits – all to commemorate my 40th birthday. It was quite an adventure. The culmination of the project is going to be an exhibit of 25 of my favorite images from the series. They will be on display at the Courtyard Theater in Plano during July and August, then at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas during September. I’m also going to give this exhibit a special twist – by allowing people to sponsor or adopt their favorite week! All the profits from the print sales will go to charity- so you are getting some good Karma too! Each print will have the sponsor’s name on a card next to the piece. At the end of the exhibit, the print is yours to keep – hang it on your wall or (if for some strange reason you don’t want a picture of me in your house) you can just use the frame for something else. The cost is only $125 for a framed 11×14 – too good of a deal to pass
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The Photographer’s Experience

Buying camera equipment is always a love/hate thing with photographers. A friend recently sent me this great article on the whole photography buying cycle. Enjoy! http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/05/letter-to-george.html
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Back To The Beginning

This weekend, Dean played in baseball tournament in Irving. When I arrived there, I was shocked to realize that I had been to this place before. It was the same baseball complex where I had photographed my very first paid photo assignment – when I photographed my boss’ little league team several years ago. How funny to return to the same spot and photograph my own kid so many years later!
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New York 2010

Just got back from a great week of shooting in New York – so exhausted! I’m still working on several of the images I created, but thought I’d share a few grab shots we took while exploring the city. One of our first stops was the Broadway Theater to catch a performance of Promises, Promises – which was great. We hung around afterwards and got to see Kristen Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. The next couple of days was a lot of walking around trying to get acclimated to the sensory overload that you get in NYC. My buddy Chad and I spent several hours shooting in Central Park – trying to get some killer New York images. While we were doing this, Heather took this shot with the point-and-shoot … which was better than most of the stuff I got! On the last day, we visited Central Park again and happened onto the New York City Aids Walk. It was unbelievable how many people were there. It was just people, people, people as far as you could see. Now that I’m back home, I’ve got to sort through the hundreds of images on my laptop and separate the keepers from
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Preparing Your Child For A Portrait Session

After putting it off for months and months, you’ve finally scheduled your child for a portrait session with a local photographer. What now? Believe it or not, the things you do BEFORE the session can have a huge impact on the results of the session itself. As a professional portrait photographer for over 14 years, I’ve seen it all – from very well-behaved kids to wild, crazy, out-of-control kids. The biggest problems, however, were usually caused by things that had nothing to do with the kid. Coaching Whatever you do, resist the urge to coach your child before the session. Working with them on their smile is just about the worst thing you can do. Chances are, your child already knows how to smile. By trying to teach them how to do it on command, you are increasing your odds of getting a really fake expression in the portrait. A good photographer knows how to get expressions out of kids – by interacting with them and making them laugh. If the child says “CHEEEEEEZE” every time I step behind the camera, I know I’m in for a long session. Haircuts Another popular strategy is to take your child in for
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55 Degrees Opening

Had a great time at the opening of my art show last night at 55 Degrees. Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out! In addition to some of my previous paintings and black&white prints, I had an extra bonus: three preview images from my upcoming 40@Forty Exhibit. (Details soon!) If you are near Plano this month, I hope you will stop in. Aside from the chance to see my work, its also a great wine bar. The food is awesome and the wine selection is excellent – you can’t beat it for a relaxed night out. http://www.55degreesplano.com/
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Guest List

Ok, I’ve fallen a bit behind on the blog lately – so I decided it was time to kick it back into action. I came across this blog entry called “Life is a Guest List” today. A friend from high school wrote it and I was really stunned by how moving it was – I just had to pass it along. http://www.lushclick.com/lush-mommy-blog/91-life-is-a-guest-list.html
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