Vetch growing in a pasture in early spring in Western Kentucky
Larry was born and raised in Southeast Missouri. He has fond childhood memories of hiking with his grandfather in the Mississippi River delta near his hometown of St. Mary, Missouri. In the companionship of his Grandfather, he grew to appreciate the boundless beauty of nature in our area.
Larry is a graduate of St.Vincent High School in Perryville. Larry joined the U. S. Navy and served on the carrier USS Midway during the Vietnam Conflict. While on active duty, he purchased a Canon F1 35mm SLR camera. When in port, he would trek inland to photograph exotic areas of Southeast Asia.
Larry is a 2009 graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. His recent studies have expanded his longtime interest in nature and rural photography to also include the creative artistic manipulations unique to digital photography.
Larry's photographs have been used in the Montgomery Bank 2010 Calendar and in the Southeast Missourian Newspaper and Bridge Magazine.
Larry has won photography awards in the Margaret Harwell Art Museum 2010 and 2011 Annual Pictures by the People contest in Poplar Bluff, MO. In February of 2012, the Margaret Harwell Art Museum featured 30 of his photographs in their showing entitled ‘Inside Out’.
Two of Larry’s photographs were included in the 5th annual Best Of Missouri Hands juried exhibition entitled 'Celebrating Creativity'. The exhibit was held in the Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the campus of William Woods University in Fulton, MO during the month of September 2010.
Larry is Vice President of the River Region Photography Club, and has participated in displays of member photographs in the Cape Girardeau Public Library, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Center, the Painted Wren Art Gallery of Cape, and the Hart-Stepp House in New Madrid.
He has also been awarded honorable mention in the 2010 and 2011 Mingo Photo Contest and the 2010 and 2011 'Focus on Missouri Agriculture' Statewide Photography Contest.
Larry has a display of his most recent photographs in the Painted Wren Art Gallery in Downtown Cape Girardeau. This display is updated each month for the Cape Downtown First Friday Art Gallery Walk.