A veteran of the US Air Force, Larry started his professional life as a military air traffic controller before an on-the-job injury cut short his career. Afterward, Larry’s photographic interests intensified to the point where he attended the School of Communication Arts to learn more about his newfound profession.
Including experience in the retail and marketing arenas, Larry has since worked as a commercial photographer creating images for editorial, corporate, and advertising clients. His interest in aviation photography began in 1970 and continues to this day. His past aviation photography experience includes over 75 air shows, air-to-air shoots from different platforms (including hot air balloons!) In addition, he has been an instructor in the Media Studies program of the Edina Arts Center, in Edina, Minnesota. Team photographer with the Twin Cities River Rats Water Show Ski Team for six years, Minneapolis photo group “Lens Prose”, Living Legends of Aviation, International Council of Air Show (ICAS)
Larry is the President of the International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP) since 2011 and member from 2004 and is a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS), a program reserved exclusively for professional photographers. He is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (now Kelby One) and Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Artist of the Year 2019.
I’m honored to have been guest on Chasing Light podcast! Where I talk about being a photographer, aviation photography and my role as the International Society for Aviation Photography(ISAP) President along with how I broke into the photography business. Matt Short and I shared a ton of great information and professional tips in this podcast. Take a listen and enjoy!