Picture This: 2 – Larry Hirshowitz

Larry Hirshowitz moved to Los Angeles from South Africa in 1991. Observing the starkly divided culture of apartheid South Africa gave Hirshowitz an eye for the beauty, diversity and tension of urban existence. His subjects range from actor Ben Kingsley and film director David Lynch to memorial murals in the heart of South Central, and he has chronicled both the comfortable and the afflicted for the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald Magazine, LA Weekly and many other publications. He also works with commercial clients on ad campaigns that showcase Hirshowitz’s dreamy full-frame imagery.

Among his many projects, Hirshowitz served for seven years as photographer in residence on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” where he documented a legendary line-up of visiting musicians from Elvis Costello and Beck to a then-obscure band named Coldplay.

Larry Hirshowitz: Making Photographs


“You don’t take a photograph, you make it. ”

~Ansel Adams
Palm Springs, CA

East Los Angeles
New York City
Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Somewhere North of L.A.
Swaziland, Southern Africa
Homeless, South Africa
Venice, California
Homeless, Santa Monica
Mar Vista, Los Angeles
Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
Northern California
Johannesburg, South Africa
Clearing Storm, Venice Beach
Palm Springs, CA
Mojave Desert, California
Venice, California

Cape Town, South Africa
Venice Beach
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1 thought on “Picture This: 2 – Larry Hirshowitz

  1. Hi Larry:
    My name is Carlos i work for Shooting Star Photo Agency.
    I am looking for Larry Hirshowitz Photographer.
    We are returning photos to photographers if you Submit photos to Shooting Star before please call me so i can give you more info thanks.
    Carlos 323 469-2020 Ex 24

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