Last night Mark and I went to Images Alberta Camera Club to see our good friend Larry Louie give a presentation entitled ‘Beyond the Darkness’ on some of the amazing photography that he has done while visiting various developing or third world countries around the world. Larry’s presentation was divided into four ‘chapters’, based on his new book that will soon be published, and combined incredible images of the people and places that he visited with interesting and revealing stories behind the images and the challenges that he faced while photographing. For example this past December while photographing workers at a sulphur mine on the side of volcano in East Java, Larry was overcome by the sulphur fumes and passed out. If it wasn’t for the quick action of Larry’s wife, Joanna, and others getting Larry out of the area he might not be here to give his presentation.
We first meet Larry at Images nearly 30 years ago when we were all members of Images, and in fact Images is where Mark and I first meet in the late 1980’s. Although we are no longer members, we have very fond memories of our time as members of the club and still enjoy our occasional visits to Images either as visitors taking in one of their presentations or as judges of their competitions or giving presentations ourselves.
To see more of Larry’s work visit his portfolio on his website at http://larrylouie.com/portfolio.php, his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/larryylouie/,or his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Larry-Louie-Photography-168999376475496/