Larry Kasperek

Photography has taken me down an interesting path – starting with family photos to an education and career in photojournalism and then to a more traditional studio business. Through it all I’ve kept my passion for photography, both digital and analog.
I have tried to be a student of American History and found that the two often coincide whether in collecting images, restoring old photos or bringing color to black-and-white photographs.
Leaving the literal confines of photojournalism released me to explore new concepts, whether it’s working with a pinhole camera, or photographing a scene in fragments and reassembling them into one photo, or even making pictures with an iPhone.
Please contact me if I can help you with a project.

Contact Larry Kasperek at 216-496-9100 or by email at larry@pixellarry.com
Additional images of my other work may be seen by clicking here.
Click here to view a short video about my pinhole work. 

Larry is represented by Gray Haus Studios.

Personal
I gew up in a small town in Western New York, but have since lived in nine different states. I graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, majoring in photojournalism. That led to a 25-year career in the newspaper business, first as a staff photographer and then later as a photo editor and director of photography. I was co-owner of BayLight Studio from 2001 - 2015. I now 

Shows
2014 - 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, BAYarts, Bay Village, OH
2014 - "Focus, Form and Frame," Audrey and Harvey Feinberg Gallery at Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, OH
2013 - Artists Archive of the Western Reserve - First Annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition (juried)
2013 - "Burning River City," Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont. Group show.
2012 - "Art in the Park," Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, Heights, OH
2011 - Boston Mills Arts Festival, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH
2011 - "Art in the Park," Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland Heights, OH
2011 - True North Cultural Arts Gallery at the French Creek Nature and Art Center. One man show. 
2011 - "Art by the Falls" juried art festival, Chagrin Falls, OH, First Place for Photography
2011 - "Summer" show at BayArts, Bay Village, OH, for teaching faculty
2009 - Red Dot Project group show at University Hospitals, Cleveland
2007 - "Bay Views" solo show featuring pinhole images of Bay Village and other select images at the Coffee Station at BayArts in Bay Village, OH
2007 - Selected images from the International Pinhole Photography Day - Montclair Public Library, Montclair, N.J.
2006 - Humphrey Gallery at University Hospitals, Cleveland - Show with Al Fuchs titled "What We Saw"

Awards
2013 - Civil War Trust Annual Photography Contest, "Then and Now" Category, First Place
2011 - "Cleveland from an Oatmeal Box," a pinhole photography contest and exhibit sponsored by the Dunham Tavern Museum, Cleveland - Best of Show award
2009 - Award Artist for the 2010 Ohio Arts Council Governor's Awards. Each recipient recieved a framed 16 x 20 photograph.
2008 - Jurors award, BayArts annual photography show.
2006 - First place, juried photography show at BayArts, Bay Village, OH 

Collections
First Energy
The Cleveland Clinic
Glidden House
University Hospitals
Mariott Hotels
Equity Trust
Cleveland State University
The Chubb Group
Southwest General Hospital
Oswald
Baker-Hostetler
Rockwell Automation
Constellation Schools
Burton Carol Management
Cohen & Company
Waxman Industries
Cuyahoga County Administration Building 

Other
Photography instructor at BAYarts in Bay Village, OH
Featured in a segment of "Applause" on WVIZ television in Cleveland, 2012.
Speaking engagements: Medina (OH) Art League; Chancellor University, Cleveland.
Member of The Center for Civil War Photography, The Civil War Trust, and the Cleveland Print Room