LARRY FINK, WHEN HAPPENINGS HAPPEN
Posted on September 19, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi
You can’t think of a social situation and a black and white picture without thinking of Larry Fink. Born in 1941, he is an American photographer best known for his 70’s work on divergent worlds such as Manhattan socialites and fashionable clubs alongside with working class people in Pennsylvania or a high school graduation. Fink studied with Lisette Model who encouraged him into photography and soon became a real explorer of social class who has continually reported the glimpses of people and captured orchestrated moments, parties, events. He can be considered the Jack Kerouac of Photography, whose shots’ intimacy are regardless of social status as they share the same underlying of emotions, ideals, behavior, moods. With Fink the human body becomes the subject of expressiveness and our eyes become totally mesmerized by him.