This might be hard to believe, but Larry had a life before Artisán Knitworks: spending several decades a writer and photographer. The day to day business of Artisán Knitworks forced photography to the back burner. But, that has changed. Increasingly, the camera is in his hands and at his eye. It’s truly part of his life again.
His passion for photography began in grade school with Kodak Brownie. In high school moved up to an Argus C3 – a camera affectionately by all who have used it as “The Brick.”
During college he worked as a reporter/photographer and realized that he had the skills and passion to be a professional communicator. For quite a few years, writing paid the bills, but photography never went away.
As a writer at a series of art studios, Larry discovered that he could expand his photography from simple reportage to genuine creative expression ... photography that said something and not merely showed something.
That insight, made well over 40 years ago, continues to shape his work. He became one of those rare serious photographers who isn't an equipment "junky." While he has worked with almost every format, from the spy-sized Minox to a massive 11” x 14” view camera, but Larry never forgot that it really isn't you take the picture with that counts, but the picture itself that really matters.
Some samples of his work are displayed here. Stop by the shop if you would like to talk pictures or get a copy of his work to hang on your wall. And, most of all, stay tuned to see how things develop!