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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

I loved his work and him. I shot many jobs in Manhattan’s Upper East side with Larry. I can remember times when our eyes met and rolled because we couldn’t believe this shit.

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

Beautiful. Thank you.

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I strongly connected with much of his philosophy and approach. His insight on avoiding presumption and refraining from quick judgment, coupled with his profound empathy towards subjects, truly resonates. Sad thing I was not aware of him and his work until hearing about his death this weekend. Really enjoyed the videos too --thanks for adding them. I had commented this weekend on a post on threads my observation of his timing and how the flash itself seemed to be a mere stencil in his hands. As he confirmed in an interview, a mere extension of himself that would not interfere in the final work. He truly knew how to embrace chance and it was this that got me chewing on the images that were being shared; the are meant to be studied and digested slowly.

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

I met him in 7 yrs ago in Madison WI. I show the portraits Alzheimer’s.

“The deep eyed doctor. He who explores the outer limits of seeing. Is a seer when he enters your brain. Happy birthday Virgil. You are the man.” Larry Fink.

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Thanks for the memories, I have followed him for years and enjoyed seeing the images and videos. Some very insightful thoughts and images. He had a good run, but it is sad to loose his vision of the world and know, no new images will be achieved by his eye. He will be missed by all who knew him and admired his vision!!!!!

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Thanks for sharing this Andy, how lucky you connected.

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Thank you for helping us discover more photographers I didn't know Larry and it is wonderful to discover his work so full of lively moments.

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

Wonderful tribute post! Thank you Andy.

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Sad news, but what a great photographer. He really gets to the heart of photography by understanding its about communicating what's within the photographer to the viewer via the image. Plus, you can tell he got so much enjoyment from making pictures and being in that social experience. I can relate. Ars longa, vita brevis.

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

Apparently he was also one hell of a blues harmonica player. A friend posted a picture of him playing at a lecture at the Photogtaphic Resource Center in Boston

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

Loved his work. An old friend & teacher from grad school posted this sad news on Instagram. At least we have his wonderful prolific body of work to remember him by. He left us all his beautiful gift. RIP❤️

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Nov 29, 2023Liked by Andy Adams

Such a vivacious soul. Thank you for sharing this Andy. So deep.

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I knew Larry from PA. I would see him at the Deer Head. Very nice man and a super jazz fan. He exuded professionalism.

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Great trubute! Thank you.

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Well said Andy... Yes, he was one of those rare gifts to the craft of photography.

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He was a masterclass in how to most effectively illuminate a given scenario- both in terms of artificial lighting and intimate social interactions.

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