I was born in New York City in 1959 and grew up in California.
From an early age, I found solace in the natural world. As a young man, I enjoyed long walks in what wildness I could find around my home in Southern California. These places no longer exist except in my (and perhaps a few other’s) memory.
As I grew older, a camera and a vehicle were pressed into service on these excursions and I began to travel to the desert. Books about the desert (natural and cultural histories, memoirs, tales of exploration) bounced along on the seat beside me.
Eventually, I moved to the desert to hear the sound of my footsteps in the dry air, to sit quietly in the shade of an ironwood, and to travel, as gently as possible, through wild landscapes.
I am grateful to live with my wife and two children in the Salt River Valley of Arizona.
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My last name is pronounced “Larn” (rhymes with barn)
MFA 1993 Arizona State University
1989/1990 University of Arizona (History of Photography)
BA Art 1983 California State University, Long Beach
One Person Exhibitions
2014 Etherton Gallery, Tucson (three person exhibition)
2008 Tucson Botanical Gardens
2007 Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University
2006 Etherton Gallery, Tucson
1996 Access Gallery, Tucson
1996 Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson
1995 Greythorne Gallery, Scottsdale
1995 Finch Gallery, Phoenix (two person exhibition)
1994 Scottsdale Center for the Arts
1993 Maine College of Art
1993 Harry Wood Gallery, ASU (MFA Thesis Exhibition)
1989 Oasis Gallery, Tucson
2016 Into the Night: Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition Tucson Museum of Art
2013 What Are We Doing Here? Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ
2012 Arizona Re-Viewed Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ
2010 A Grand View: Arizona Landscape Photography, 1871- 2010 Etherton Gallery, Tucson
2010 Skyhopping Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
2010 Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational Temple Gallery, Tucson AZ
2007 Photo Los Angeles Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1999 Selections from the Permanent Collection Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
1997 Waterways: Past Present Future Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
1997 Faculty Exhibition, Arizona State University Art Museum
1996 New Acquisitions Center for Creative Photography University of Arizona, Tucson
1995 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Director’s Choice
1995 Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College
2009 Nominee. John Gutmann Photographer Fellowship
2008 Blurb Photo Book Now Competition 2008 Honorable Mention
Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz
University of Texas Press (co-author) 2014
View Camera Magazine July/August 2007
Journal of the Southwest Summer 2007
Photographers of The West, the Snell and Wilmer Photography Collection 2007
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University