|Message from Larry Russo
IMAGINE - CREATE - EXPLORE
Art has always been a part of my life. I began coloring and drawing in the early 1970s and attended charcoal drawing classes. I developed an interest in animation and music which pushed my imagination further. In the early 1980s I discovered computers creating digital art and transferring them to video dubbed to music. Awarded in 1985 class artist my senior year of high school. I also worked as arts and crafts counselor at Featherbed Lane day camp for two summers.
I discovered the camera when I was much younger and I continue to enjoy its use. Photography is a valuable tool for me as I build my personal image reference library. I have acquired thousands of slides, prints and digital images for future artwork. In my photos I present interesting aspects from the most basic, common, ordinary subjects generally taken for granted. I see form, composition and texture. Understanding this information, I re-interpret the subject to create something new, hopefully different and interesting.
I attended duCret School of Arts post High School where studies included fine art, photography, illustration, ceramics, color theory, airbrush, graphic design, watercolor, pastel and drawing. In my spare time I pursue various freelance/commission projects and visit galleries while traveling. I enjoy meeting creative people and learning about what they do. Additional studies include private lessons for traditional methods and attending open studio life drawing classes at various art guilds and workshops.
PHOTOGRAPHY / ARTWORK
CLIENTS / BUSINESS and PUBLICATION INCLUDE :
The Collage - artwork published - Brookdale Community College - 2012
Muscular Dystrophy Association - The Jerry Lewis Telethon - 2007- 2010
Muscular Dystrophy Association - NASDAQ Closing Ceremonies - 2010
The Wag Band - Album Cover Returning Traveler - 2010
Muscular Dystrophy Association - A Taste Down Under, Australian and New Zealand Foods Silent Auction - 2009
Planned Parenthood Association - Self Esteem Builder Program - Individual Head shots - 2009
Muscular Dystrophy Association - Celebrity Muscle Team Silent Auction - 2007 - 2009
NJ Great Destinations Book Publication - photo published w/credit - 2008
Monmouth High School - theater production A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FOURM - 2008
Ruth Hyman Jewish Community Center - theater production OLIVER TWIST - 2008
Muscular Dystrophy Association Wings Over Wall Street annual fund raiser - 2008
Planned Parenthood Fall Festival fund raiser - 2008
Planned Parenthood - Rutgers Education Day - 2007 - 2008
Trinity BioTech product photography for catalogs and publications - 2006
West Side Harlem School video and DVD production - A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 2006
Band Of Gold Productions promotional work - 2005
Music by Pulse Productions promotional work - 2005
My goal is to create quality, enjoyable work. I am primarily self-taught and my work is growing as I expand my skills and knowledge further. I notice details everywhere. My senses are always being challenged as I am constantly exploring different possibilities to achieve my goals, follow my dreams in continuing to be creative for many years into the future.
If you like anything you see, please email me for instructions on ordering prints.
Larry Russo | Create Your Badge
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