By Casey Kehoe
Beverly Hills, CA(Hollywood Today)11/26/12/—November twenty-fifth, Hollywood California, well-known Rock Photographer and Paparazzo Karl Larsen had an opening of his photography at Mouche Gallery . Set to coincide with the premiere of Lifetime Network’s production “Liz & Dick”, the Opening included unauthorized shots from the made for TV movie.
Born in Brooklyn New York and currently living in Hollywood, Larsen who is married to a Brazilian national is more than just a successful Paparazzo, credited after some controversy, with “The Photo” of Paris Hilton crying in the back seat of a Police Cruiser. He has been a Contributing Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, the House Photographer at The House of Blues” on the Sunset Strip, as well as the guy behind a network of Hollywood Paparazzi. He has two book titles to his name, “Slash” and “It’s So Easy: And Other Lies”. He has worked with bands including Velvet Revolver, The Rolling Stones, and Buckcherry.
Pictures: Karl Larsen/INFPhoto.com
But back to the juicy bits, Larsen’s photos of Lindsey Lohan on the set of “Liz & Dick” were taken from some distance with a six hundred millimeter lens and of course sans permission. Outside the Gallery several young men with smart phones and cameras skulked about. An hour or so into the festivities and the young men were gone. Either the anticipated Celebrities failed to materialize or the Maestro had sent the Paparazzi to other locals. One can only speculate in Hollywood.
Larsen’s photographs can be seen currently at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills California and at , www.mouchegallery.com
Karl Larsen Liz & Dick Photos
Karl Larsen got interested in photography at an early age when he worked in the camera department of a major department store in Upstate NY. After receiving his Bachelor of Science from State University of New York – Binghamton, he traveled to Los Angeles where he landed a job with the House of Blues and started his career as a resident photographer. He was then brought in to open the House of Blues in Las Vegas where he took over 2000 photographs a week of both the shows and the patrons, honing in on his skills of catching the moment with people in low light conditions.
Larsen’s skills were quickly noticed by numerous music publications such as “Mean Streets” and then soon by “RollingStone”. His consistency for anticipating the shot has had RollingStone sending him on assignment nation-wide and as of recent, internationally. “I believe they choose to send me… because rather than worrying if I got the shot they just need to worry about what shot they are going to use.” “I am truly more at home wedged in a pit between 50,000 crazed fans and a 120 decibel rock band then I am in my own living room. It’s extremely difficult to break my concentration under those conditions.”
His coverage of bands from Aerosmtih to ZZtop has been sought out by other major publications including Us Weekly, Blender, Entertainment Weekly, People and Billboard magazines as well as signing licensing deals for his photography with record labels and manufacturers of musical equipment.