Larry Sultan

Ah well winter break is over and done, back to work.

I just saw an amazing and inspiring exhibit of Larry Sultan’s work at LACMA. Sultan was a master of creating images that seem at once both spontaneous and staged. The images are humorous, unsettling and often sad, verging on tragic. Sultan’s painterly images are full of intriguing detail.

Larry Sultan was an American photographer, raised in the San Fernando Valley. Sultan earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and he was an instructor at both the San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts. His five major bodies of work include; Evidence, Swimmers, Pictures from Home, The Valley and Homeland.

The show will be up through March. If you can, it’s definitely worth seeing in person. The size of the prints reveals details you might not notice at a smaller size. Great big, beautiful prints.

For more info and images check out his website