Picture This: 2 – Larry Hirshowitz

by A. Jay Adler on June 2, 2010
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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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Carlos August 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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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