Larry Street has been a serious photographer for over 40 years. Larry won Best in Show at the 2012 Bascom Art Center Photography Contest. He also recently received a Landscape Photography First Place Award from the award winning national travel magazine Virtuoso Life. His photography can be viewed at www.streetlandscapes.com and www.howispentmydaypictures.com.
Larry makes presentations to photographers on copyright and other laws that affect photography. Larry retired from 33 years of practicing computer and internet law as a Partner in the Atlanta law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin in order to devote all of his time to creating pictures.
Larry’s pictures have been published in national magazines (including Virtuoso Life), have been exhibited (including exhibitions at Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Central Public Library and Atlanta Financial Center), have won awards (including a Creative Loafing Honorable Mention and Virtuoso Life First Place), and are collected. His most recent exhibition, including 50 of Larry’s prints, was in December, 2009 at TULA in Atlanta, Georgia.
I find that pictures can confront us with the fascinating visual world that we would otherwise mostly ignore. All of us fall into habitual seeing. As a result we do not always see and appreciate the wonderful and mysterious sights around us. I photograph and create pictures to focus our attention on those sights and how they feel.
I now create pictures using digital cameras and computer software and printing tools. These tools allow me to go beyond photographic documentation by modifying straight photographs to show the beauty and mystery felt on Ossabaw Island and other places. I enjoy showing my pictures to others because I want to see if my pictures can communicate those feelings.
The beautiful and mysterious landscapes of Ossabaw are inspiring. My intent in photographing Ossabaw Island is to share the feeling of its beauty and mystery with other people who would otherwise never experience it. I hope this will increase the appreciation and protection of Ossabaw Island.