Posts by Larry

The Boys

Its been a while since I’ve done portraits of the boys, so I managed to drag them into the studio for a few shots this weekend.  Gotta get em when you can! Thought I better get one last shot of the winter outfit before the spring gets here. This was my favorite shot of Deano.  I loved the light on his face- plus he had a very “Dean” expression.  Oh well, that’s gonna have to hold me until I can bribe them into the studio again at some point. 
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Hanging Out

I spent the morning hanging paintings at the Courtyard Theater in Plano.  We are in the process of getting everything ready for the exhibit opening in February.  I had no idea it would be so much work! Luckily, I had a couple of people helping – but it still took us over 2 hours. Making sure everything is spaced properly can really drive you crazy. I’m very excited about how everything is going to look.  It is such a spectacular venue – with walls that complement the black and white photography, as well as the paintings.  Hope to see you there on February 9th!
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Trolley Time

This week, I finished my last session for the “People and Their Passions” exhibit – which opens next month.  Without a doubt, the wildest session was the last one.   Diane is a fan of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – who created some very unusual paintings during her career.  We decided to do a portrait of Diane, based on Frida Kahlo’s painting “The Bus” To give the piece a retro feel, we chartered one of the McKinney Street Trolleys and asked a few of Diane’s friends to fill in as the other bus passengers.   The resulting session was an absolute blast.  You will have to wait until next month to see the final image – but I thought I’d share a few of the outtakes.  This image was probably the most interesting of all the shots, but was also the most bizzarre.  I just love the way there are so many things going on in the image.  In the end, we decided it was a bit too strange to use for the final painting – but it was certainly one of our favorites. Here we are, relaxing on the trolley, as we head back to our cars.  Of course, we couldn’t have
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Nadine Rocks

This weekend, I photographed Nadine for a painting in my upcoming exhibit.  We ended up with several great images that showed off her love of music.  At the end of the session, we had her play air guitar with one of the Wii guitars.  Although we didn’t use these in the final painting, I couldn’t bear to just throw them out – so I put together this fun series. This collection of images really shows off Nadine’s personality!
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Sami

My buddy Sami came over for a quick photography session while she was in town this week.  We came up with several cool images – but this was one of my favorites. I thought the warm tones and casual pose gave it a very timeless feel.  Its always hard to get the full effect of a painting when you view it on the computer screen – but I hope you can get a sense of what we were going for.  If you’d like to see some of the other images from this session, here is a quick slideshow…
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Back In The Saddle Again

Well, the holidays have come and gone – and my beloved Cowboys have been booted from the playoffs already.  Its official – the new year is officially here.  Time for me to get back in the saddle and start up the blog again.  I’m very excited about 2009.  I’ll be speaking at some state photography conventions and having a couple of art shows – at least, that is what we have planned so far!  I’m hoping it will provide an opportunity to catch up with a lot of friends and clients who I haven’t seen in a while.  When I look at the website stats, I’m always amazed at the number of visitors this blog gets.  I’m doing my best to keep it up to date – so I hope you’ll keep visiting. Best wishes for a fabulous 2009! Larry
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The Rocking Chair

Last week, I had a mother come in who wanted a portrait done with her daughter.  She had an antique rocking chair that had been in her family for a long time – and we wanted to include it in the portrait.  She also wanted to include the pet cat. After making a few adjustments and getting eveyone settled in, we ended up with this image: Everyone looks so relaxed!  I’m sure when the daughter grows up and has kids of her own, she will probably drag that rocking chair into the studio and do a shot like this again.  I just love images like this that really tell a story.
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Leslie

Last week, I photographed Leslie for her senior portraits.   We ran through several outfits and got plenty of traditional “senior” shots.  However, there were a few images that really stood out – at least in my mind. One of my favorites was this profile shot.  Although it is a very uncomplicated shot, it conveys a lot emotion.  Its elegant simplicity gives it a timeless feel.   Dad chose this one to hang on the wall in his office- and that is good enough for me. For the second image, we went the entire other direction… Leslie plays clarinet and I was trying to find a way to capture that – without just having her standing there holding the instrument.  We toyed around with a few unusual shots and came up with this: My apologies to Apple! 
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Just For Kicks

Ok… I’ve gotten a bit behind on the blog – but wanted to include this anyways.  Both boys’ football teams ended their seasons a couple of weeks ago, but Dean’s team added one additional game to their schedule the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The team’s usual kicker wasn’t at the game, so Dean got pressed into duty as the placekicker.  He had two extra point attempts and somehow made both. I really don’t know how he does this, because if you’ve ever tried it you know it is waaaay harder than it looks. As much as I enjoy football season, it is nice to finally have our weekends back.  Not to mention the fact that it was getting way too cold to stand outside for 2 hours.
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