Larry is a Professor and Chair of the Media Arts Department at Long Island University, Brooklyn, where he is mentoring a new generation of moving image professionals. Larry's career is filled with depth and moxie, having produced and shot in everything from 35mm film, as in Red Hook, to many high definition digital and digital single-lens reflex formats.
Beginning his career in film as an electrician, he soon became a successful gaffer, and later a Director of Photography on television shows, music videos, and commercials for Nike, Levi-Strauss, and AT&T. Larry has also distinguished himself as a feature cinematographer on films including Juice, Strapped, Fly By Night, and Substitute 2, working alongside notable directors such as Spike Lee and Forest Whitaker.
A successful director in his own right, Larry directed the documentaries Blues Stories, Black Bird, and Living the Blues. Branching out into production, with business partner Roni Wheeler, he started Namaste Productions, a subsidiary of Untamed Heart Inc. There, he produced public service announcements for Prism, short narratives such as Sparks, and the documentaries Hands of Light and Not so Private. Most recently, Larry completed work on the television pilot Black Jaq, produced by Sony TriStar.