photographer Larry Coleman returned to his native Cleveland
for 7 years after 25 years in Los Angeles, CA.
Larry recently moved south and now makes his home in Atlanta, GA. His educational credentials include
a BFA in Photography and Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute
of Art. For 25 years, he
held the position of Associate Director of Admissions at the
California Institute of the Arts, lecturing and counseling students
internationally, preparing them for the Institute’s highly
competitive Animation and Film Department, while continuing his own
fine arts pursuits, individually and through collaborations.
Coleman’s art was centered on the human form, ranging from detailed
figure drawings to more conceptual abstract images.
From this interest and understanding of the human figure he
naturally transitioned and emerged as one of LA’s premier dance
photographers and videographers, with images published in Los
Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Dance and Fitness West, Dance Magazine,
Dance Spirit, The New York Times and, most recently, the Akron Beacon Journal. In addition, he has also become a sought after
headshot photographer for L.A.’s commercial industry.
2006, Coleman was named winner of Dance Auction’s National Dance
Photography Competition, judged by the renowned Photographer Rose
Eichenbaum. Coleman’s latest solo photography show was held at
Cleveland’s Studio 11.
the multi-talented Coleman, photography has been a spring-board into
other pursuits – videography; business card, poster and postcard
design; and web design. His
video experience includes work with many of L.A.’s dance companies:
Patrick Frantz (former Paris Opera Ballet Soloist, and Artistic
Director of Pittsburgh Ballet), La Danserie, Hysterica, Joe Decker,
Deborah Brockus, and Moorpark College’s Dance Department.
His international videography work has taken him to Europe to
shoot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Regard du Cigne Studio
Theatre in Paris, France. Coleman
has designed web sites for La
Danserie, the Los
Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, choreographer and performer Lisa
K. Lock, and himself.
Coleman has worked with some of Cleveland's major dance talents.
He has produced video for Michael Metcalf’s Cleveland
Contemporary Dance Theatre; created a photo essay of dancer Diane
McIntyre; and videoed Otis Sallid’s musical Gospel,
Gospel, Gospel, which premiered at Cleveland’s Karamu House
most recent work has been in a newly created art form “dance for the
camera” in collaboration with Lisa K. Lock.
He premiered four short dance videos at the Cleveland Public
Theatre in January of 2007 as part of CPT’s renowned BigBox series.
A collaborative piece with dancer and choreographer Lisa K.
Lock debuted at Ingenuity 2007, Cleveland’s premier art and
technology festival. The
Coleman/Lock collaborative dance video “Shivers” has been shown in
national film and video festivals.