Blake Little

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Blake Little is an entertainment, advertising, and fine art photographer based in Los Angeles since 1982. He has had assignments in advertising, film, television, book and magazine publishing. He has worked with personalities in entertainment, sports and politics. His work has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Japan.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Little was born and raised in Seattle, Washington State. After studying for 3 years at the University of Washington, he transferred to Seattle Central College where he completed his photography degree in 1984. After college, he moved to Los Angeles. His portraits have included David Hockney, John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha,[citation needed] and he has had commercial assignments and work in the entertainment industry.[citation needed]

Photography[edit]

Little has photographed people in entertainment, sports and politics. His clients includes Tom Cruise, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Samuel Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Johnny Knoxville, Marcia Cross, Colin Powell, kd Lang, 50 Cent, Glenn Close, Jane Fonda, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jane Lynch, and Brett Favre.[citation needed] Little works for book and magazine publishers including Simon & Schuster, Random House, Penguin Books, Vanity Fair magazine, Time Magazine, People Magazine, The Times of London and USA Weekend. He has worked with Henry Cavill[1] and Greg Kinnear.[2] He did covers for I, Rhoda by Valerie Harper,[3] Prime Time by Jane Fonda,[4] and New Rules by Bill Maher.[citation needed] His portrait of Marissa Mayer was featured in Vanity Fair for April 2014 issue.[5] Little's advertising work includes photography for Austin Powers, Borat and Get Smart.[6]

Monographs[edit]

Little has published three monographs; his first book “Dichotomy” in 1997,[7] his second publication “The Company of Men” released in September, 2011,[8] and his third book "Manifest" in September, 2013.[9]

Exhibitions[edit]

Little had his first museum exhibition; Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN Jan. 18 – July 13, 2014. [10]

  • September 2011 - “The Company of Men” Book Signing, Clamp Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • September 2011 - “The Company of Men“ Exhibition and Book Signing, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • September 2008 - "The Company of Men" Exhibition, Wessel O’Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • October 1996 - “Dichotomy” Exhibition, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • March 1995 - “The Nude and The Contemporary Photograph” Group Exhibition Tokyo Galleria, Tokyo, Japan.
  • September 1993 - "Photographs, 1990–1994", Wessel O’Connor Fine Art, New York
  • November 1992 - “The Nude: Classic Beauty” Group Exhibition The Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • July 1992 - “Bare Essentials “ Group Exhibition Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • April 1988 - “Artist’s Images of Artists” Group Exhibition Donna Beam Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
  • April 1986 - “Light Sensitive VI” Group Exhibition, The Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
  • September 1985 - “Pacific Light “ Group Exhibition Jan Kesner Gallery
  • April 1984 - “New Photographs” Exhibition, James Turcotte Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • November 1983 - “Cities” Group Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
  • September 1983 - “Los Angeles Ballet” Group Exhibition Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 1992 - “Industrial Architecture” Exhibition Cameravision, Los Angeles, CA

Awards[edit]

Little was awarded the American Photo 2014 AP29 [11] and the IPA Lucie Foundation's Int'l Photography Competition[12] in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry Cavill for USA Today." Henry Cavill. N.p., 4th June 2013. Web. 27 May 2014. http://henrycavill.org/en/media-gallery/images/photoshoots/item/532-henry-cavill-for-usa-today
  2. ^ "Cover Story: Greg Kinnear." USA WEEKEND Partners. USA Weekend, 17–19 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://partners.usaweekend.com/jan19/>[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ Harper, Valerie. "I, Rhoda." Staff Picks: Fiction & Nonfiction Books, Audio Books, Bestsellers & More. Simon and Schuster, n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://books.simonandschuster.com/I-Rhoda/Valerie-Harper/9781451699470>.
  4. ^ Jane Fonta: Prime Time. 2012. Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit; Making the Most of All of Your Life: Jane Fonda: 9780812978582: Amazon.com: Books. By Jane Fonda. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Time-health-fitness-friendship/dp/0812978587/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399421097&sr=8-1&keywords=prime time jane fonda>.
  5. ^ Jacobs, Laura. "17 Extraordinary Female Leaders, from Sheryl Sandberg to Hillary Clinton." Editorial. Lead In, Lead On Apr. 2014: n. pag. Vanity Fair. Apr. 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/04/hillary-clinton-sheryl-sandberg-female-leaders-photos_slideshow_MARISSA-MAYER_2>.
  6. ^ Get Smart. 2008. IMDb. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425061/>.
  7. ^ Little, Blake. "Blake Little: Dichotomy Hardcover – May 1, 2012." Blake Little: Dichotomy: Colt Studio Group: 9781880777398: Amazon.com: Books. Colt Studio Group, 1 May 2012. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.amazon.com/Blake-Little-Colt-Studio-Group/dp/1880777398/ref%3Dsr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401211299&sr=1-1&keywords=9781880777398>.
  8. ^ Little, Blake. "Blake Little The Company of Men September 18 – November 1, 2008." Blake Little - The Company of Men, September 18 – November 1, 2008. Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, 2008. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.wesseloconnor.com/exhibits/BlakeLittle/>.
  9. ^ Vaughn, Alex. "Following His Sold Out Book “The Company of Men”, Photographer Blake Little Releases “MANIFEST”." HIM Magazine. N.p., 1 Sept. 2013. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.him-magazine.com/2013/09/01/blake-littles-manifest/>.
  10. ^ "Blake Little- Photographs from the Gay Rodeo." Blake Little- Photographs from the Gay Rodeo. N.p., 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://www.eiteljorg.org/explore/exhibitions/blake-little-photographs-from-the-gay-rodeo> Archived May 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine..
  11. ^ "http://media.ai-ap.com.s3.amazonaws.com/images/cfe/AP29/website/ForF.BaconAP.jpg". media.ai-ap.com.s3.amazonaws.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01.  External link in |title= (help)
  12. ^ "ZOOM". photoawards.com. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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