I think that the bio of a photographer can be read in his images. His history, education, life experiences and passions are all evident within the images he creates. So my words here, although brief, will tell you something about who I am and what has formulated my approach to life and photography. On the other hand, my images may speak to you in different, more meaningful, unspoken words.
I picked up my first camera at the age of 5. My father gave me the gift of a German 120mm roll film camera and a small black and white enlarger. With his tutoring, direction and assistance, within a year I was beginning to shoot and print simple photos of my surroundings, friends and family.
Interest continued to emerge in photography and art throughout my youth. Through a circuitous route of living, studies and travel in Missouri, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Australia, the Philippines, China and Tibet, I have made my home in Livingston, Montana; still constantly in search of "beauty... as it occurs naturally".
Photography studies: Art Center School of Design, Pasadena, CA.
Engineering studies: University of Missouri
I am honored to be a national award winning member of the prestigious WPJA, and recently recognized as a Featured Vendor 'Best of the West 2017' by Montana Bride magazine.
6 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Larry Stanley as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.