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Blake Little

 

 BIOGRAPHY

 

Blake Little is an award winning Los Angeles based photographer best known for his ability to capture, with an honest intimacy, the energy and personality of his subjects. His skills as a portrait photographer have garnered him a reputation as a favorite amongst celebrities, international publications, and corporate clients. Blake Little was born and raised in Seattle, WA. After studying for 3 years at the University of Washington, Blake transferred to Seattle Central College where he completed his photography degree in 1984. After college, Blake moved to Los Angeles and became part of the vibrant 1980’s LA Art Scene. Blake’s outstanding artist portrait series which included David Hockney, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha, lead to commercial assignments in the entertainment industry. Amongst others, Little has worked with Tom Cruise, Mike Myers, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Samuel Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Marcia Cross, Colin Powell, kd Lang and 50 Cent, Glenn Close, Jane Fonda, ,Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Jane Lynch. He has photographed for such publications as London Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Time , Los Angeles Magazine and ESPN the Magazine. Little’s work has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Japan and has resulted in four monographs, his first book “Dichotomy” in 1997, “The Company of Men” in September, 2011, “Manifest” in September 2013 and “Preservation” February 2015. Mr. Little had his first museum exhibitions Blake Little :Photographs from the Gay Rodeo 1988-1992 at the Eiteljorg Museum January 31 through July 17, 2014. The Preservation photographs won 2 prestigious awards, American Photography AP29 in 2012 and second place in the fine art nude category of the Int’l Photography /Lucie Foundation Awards in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Seattle, Washington, 1956

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

​Education

 

1974-1978 University of Washington

1978-1980 Seattle Central College

 

Exhibitions

 

March 2015

​Preservation

Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

 

January 2014

Gay Rodeo 1988-1992

Eiteljorg Museum. Indianapolis, IN

 

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

 

Museum Collections

 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Monographs

Preservation, 2014 Creston Drive Press

Manifest, 2013, Creston Drive Press

The Company of Men, 2011, Creston Drive Press

Dichotomy, 1996, State of Man Publishing

 

Awards

 

American Photography, 1988, New Faces Winner, Portraiture

 

Publications

 

American Photography

Entertainment Weekly

Time Magazine

The London Times Magazine

Esquire

Men’s Journal

ESPN Magazine

Empire Magazine UK

The New York Times Magazine

USA Weekend Magazine

People Magazine

Newsweek

Parade Magazine

Outside Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Rolling Stone

BBC Music Magazine

Out Magazine

The Advocate

Texas Monthly

Atlanta Magazine

Photo District News

Inc Magazine

Fast Company

 

Clients

 

Twentieth Century Fox

NBC Universal

HBO

Walt Disney Studios

Warner Brothers Pictures

Universal Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Columbia Tri-Star Pictures

USA Networks

MTV Networks

New Line Cinema

ESPN Network

Fineline Feature

CBS Television

Bravo

FX Network

​Nickelodeon

MCA Records

Simon and Schuster

Random House

Rodale Publishing

Sony Music

Virgin Records

TVT Records

Euro SRCG New York

J. Walter Thompson

Messner, Vetere, Berger, McNamee

Bozell Worldwide

Cheil Communications America

Doner Advertising

Cambell Ewald

Foote Cone Belding

Young and Rubicam

The Ant Farm

Concept Arts

Crew Creative

Baum & Mercier

Sirius

MCI Worldcom

Direct TV

Pepsi

Prince Sports Inc.

American Dairy Association

Samsung

Jenny Craig

Oliver Peoples

Virgin Atlantic