All images are copyrighted Robert Larson and are used with permission.
After a brief hiatus, ISO 400 is back. This week, we hear from Robert Larson, a documentary photographer based in Los Angeles. Larson got his start in photography in 2007 at a small town newspaper. It was the death of his grandfather in 2009 that marked a turn in his photography from the single image to the photo story.
He made the transition to long-term projects, one of which is called “Waiting for Haiti.” Larson has always been interested in the country, and after the earthquake happened in 2010, he knew he had to go there to make pictures. Over the course of three trips, he’s forged deep friendships and made powerful images, though the project isn’t over.
Larson also had the pleasure of photographing his own wedding. That’s technically a bit misleading. He was working on a project about his wife-to-be, and the natural conclusion to that was a set of photographs from his perspective on their big day. He trusted his friend Rinzi Ruiz, who we’ll be hearing from in a future episode, to photograph the entire thing.