Robert Larson

Photographer
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Location: Los Angeles, California
Nationality: USA
Biography: Raised in Los Angeles, California; Robert Larson began working as a small town newspaper photographer in 2007 while learning his craft and thinking about a future as a documentary photographer. In subsequent years, he traveled the world,... read on
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The rumors are all true; Los Angeles can be an incredibly lonely place to live. Most residents fall into one of two categories: the natives having been raised here, and the explorers who arrived in search of mythical treasure.

 

When it comes to self-promotion, natives simply can’t compete. The explorers are like rats: hungry and so willing to take risks.  They crawled here, tooth and claw, making untold sacrifices along the way. For ten years I worked as a freelance event photographer, watching these Angeleno natives and their explorer counterparts desperately collide with one another for a photograph.

 

But no matter how believable the performance, the truth could always be found between acts or behind closed doors; desperation from explorers and distance from the natives. Exposed occasionally on film, though never to each other. 

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