Karl Larsen

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Karl Larsen
Born (1968-09-25) 25 September 1968 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York

Karl Larsen (born September 25, 1968) is an American photographer who is known for photographing several celebrities. His best known shot is one of Paris Hilton crying in the back of a police car after she was sentenced to serve time in jail for driving while intoxicated.

Early life[edit]

Larsen was born in Brooklyn, New York, however, considers upstate Woodstock, New York his hometown. He graduated with a B.S. from Binghamton University in 1991.


Larsen started his professional career in 1997 by being the house photographer for the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Larsen would also shoot his friends in bands such as The Start and Stargunn on the Sunset Strip. His photos of a crying Paris Hilton in the back seat of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's cruiser on June 8, 2007 were published worldwide; however, Larsen was photographing Hilton alongside photographer Nick Ut. Two photographs emerged; the more famous photo of Hilton was credited to Ut despite being Larsen's photo.[1]

Rolling Stone magazine[edit]

Larsen has been a contributing photographer for Rolling Stone magazine since 2002, taking portraits of bands from The Doors of the 21st Century to Velvet Revolver. However, Larsen, is best known for his live concert contributions by being sent on assignments from nationwide to Europe to Canada and to Japan from Farm Aid and to the world's largest concert ever, The Rolling Stones on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Larsen married Brazilian native Anelize Ferrer Flores in 2005. They currently live in Hollywood, California


The following list was compiled from the Internet Movie Database:[2]

Year Title Role More information
2007 Bodog Music Battle of the Bands Himself

Episode 7 - Los Angeles: Part 2

2009 The Devil Within Still Photographer
2008 Balancing the Books Still Photographer
1995 Mortal Kombat Technical Assistant
Music Videos
2007 "Clothes Off!!" Still Photographer Gym Class Heroes
2006 "Lithium" Still Photographer Evanescence
2006 "Call Me When You're Sober" Still Photographer Evanescence
2006 "Dark Blue" Still Photographer Jack's Mannequin
2006 "Next 2 You" Still Photographer Buckcherry
2006 "Crazy Bitch" Still Photographer Buckcherry
2006 "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj"sound track Still Photographer Jonny Lives!
2004 "Sucker Train Blues" Still Photographer Velvet Revolver
2003 "Fall to Pieces" Still Photographer Velvet Revolver


Title ISBN Date Published
Slash ISBN 978-0-06-135142-6 2007
"It's So Easy: And Other Lies" ISBN 978-1-4516-0663-8 2011