Larry Dale Gordon grew up and was educated in Southern California, but an addiction to travel manifested itself early in life. Motivated by the freedom of travel and an ability to work as an independent artist, Gordon changed his career direction from Architecture to Photography and then moved to Europe for three years for practical application. Since then he has traveled and worked in more than 70 countries around the world and has lived in Paris, London, Rome and walked the avenues of many other European, South American and Asian capitals.
For more than thirty years he has worked for international clients in advertising, editorial and corporate photography with location and travel being predominant in spite of having studios in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His photographs have been published worldwide in magazines and through major advertising agencies.
Clients over the years have included BMW, Marlboro, Coca Cola, General Motors, Chrysler, Jeep, Peugeot, Johnny Walker, Town & Country, Time, Life, Newsweek, Travel & Leisure, Money magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and many more. Larry is also a member of the Canon 55 group of photographers, "Explorers Of Light", under contract to Canon USA.
A quote from Gene Butera of Campbell Ewald, one of Larrys favorite Creative Directors, says it all
"Larry discovered long ago that he has two consuming drives in life; travel and photography. He also realized that by combining the two, he could create an ideal career. Some thirty years and 70 countries later, Larry shoots exotic subjects with equal enthusiasm and creativity. His photographs are ample testimony to the fact that both his wanderlust and reputation as an artist are secure."
Larry was also one of the small select group of internationally known photographers included at the creation of The Image Bank in New York and has been a contributor for over 20 years. Larry now lives in Montecito, California with his English wife, Corinna, a Jewelry Designer.