Photography

Fink, Larry (1941)

Although he was brought up in a communist family and was first remarked for his photographs of the beatniks, Larry Fink is mostly renown for documenting America’s upper classes and most of all their lavish celebrations: ‘I was inculcated with an ideological disdain towards the upper class, and yet, at the same time, a luring involvement with the necessity of pleasure and luxury’. His black and white images are not the typical party photography; they are crude and capture fleeting expressions and gestures that never superficially flatter their subjects. Should it be at Oscar parties or at fashion week backstages, Larry Fink proposes an antithesis to the usual glamorous and artificial images celebrities accustom their public to; with the American photographer, they let their guards down and become more human. So here’s a model applying makeup, two drunk girls and Meryl Streep whispering to Natalie Portman who closes her eyes…Details and layers of moments that look like miniature narratives.

Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot (with Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol), New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot (with Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol), New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot, New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot, New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot at the Factory, New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Fashion Shoot at the Factory, New York, 1966
Larry Fink, Twel h Street, 1967
Larry Fink, Twel h Street, 1967
Larry Fink, Eighth Street Cross Town Bus, 1965
Larry Fink, Eighth Street Cross Town Bus, 1965
Larry Fink, Washington Moratorium, 1967
Larry Fink, Washington Moratorium, 1967
Larry Fink, Leroy Jenkins, Revolutionary Ensemble, 2004
Larry Fink, Leroy Jenkins, Revolutionary Ensemble, 2004
Larry Fink, Pro War Vietnam Demonstration, 1967
Larry Fink, Pro War Vietnam Demonstration, 1967
Larry Fink, New York Skyline, 1969
Larry Fink, New York Skyline, 1969
Larry Fink, Malcolm X, 1963
Larry Fink, Malcolm X, 1963
Larry Fink, Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol, 1966
Larry Fink, Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol, 1966
Larry Fink, Black Mask, 1976
Larry Fink, Black Mask, 1976
Larry Fink, Twelfth Street, 1967
Larry Fink, Twelfth Street, 1967
Larry Fink, Sarah Vaughan, New York City, 1988
Larry Fink, Sarah Vaughan, New York City, 1988
Larry Fink, New York City, 2004
Larry Fink, New York City, 2004
Larry Fink, Houston, TX, 1958
Larry Fink, Houston, TX, 1958
Larry Fink, St. Louis, 1958
Larry Fink, St. Louis, 1958
Larry Fink, Turk Leclair, MacDougal Street, New York, 1958
Larry Fink, Turk Leclair, MacDougal Street, New York, 1958
Larry Fink, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958
Larry Fink, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958
Larry Fink, Ohio, from series The Beats, 1958
Larry Fink, Ohio, from series The Beats, 1958
Larry Fink, Turk and Robert, Monterrey, Mexico, 1958
Larry Fink, Turk and Robert, Monterrey, Mexico, 1958
Larry Fink, The Great Lakes, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, The Great Lakes, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, Ambrose, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, Ambrose, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, Ambrose, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, Ambrose, Chicago, 1958
Larry Fink, The Great Lakes, Ohio, 1958
Larry Fink, The Great Lakes, Ohio, 1958
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's 8th Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's 8th Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Lovers in the Doorway, Houson, TX, 1958
Larry Fink, Lovers in the Doorway, Houson, TX, 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series The Beat, c. 1958
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, From series Boxing
Larry Fink, Peter Beard, 1976
Larry Fink, Peter Beard, 1976
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Twelfth Birthday Party, 1981
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Twelfth Birthday Party, 1981
Larry Fink, Oslin Graduation Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Oslin Graduation Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Teen Party, Oslin's, 1977
Larry Fink, Teen Party, Oslin's, 1977
Larry Fink, Sabatine's, 1978
Larry Fink, Sabatine's, 1978
Larry Fink, Ninth Birthday Party, Sabatine's, Martins Creek, 1978
Larry Fink, Ninth Birthday Party, Sabatine's, Martins Creek, 1978
Larry Fink, Graduation, Bangor Hill School, 1979
Larry Fink, Graduation, Bangor Hill School, 1979
Larry Fink, Graduation Party, Sabatine-Miller Families, 1977
Larry Fink, Graduation Party, Sabatine-Miller Families, 1977
Larry Fink, New Year's Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor, 1979
Larry Fink, New Year's Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor, 1979
Larry Fink, Teen Couple, Allentown Fair, 1979
Larry Fink, Teen Couple, Allentown Fair, 1979
Larry Fink, Oslin's Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Oslin's Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Eighth Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Eighth Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Hungarian Debutante Ball, Hotel Pierre, NYC, 1977
Larry Fink, Hungarian Debutante Ball, Hotel Pierre, NYC, 1977
Larry Fink, Two Women, Debutante Ball, Hotel Pierre, NYC, 1978
Larry Fink, Two Women, Debutante Ball, Hotel Pierre, NYC, 1978
Larry Fink, Gasparetti, Joseph Baptism, Martin's Creek, 1979
Larry Fink, Gasparetti, Joseph Baptism, Martin's Creek, 1979
Larry Fink, Party, Oslin Family, 1977
Larry Fink, Party, Oslin Family, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Twelfth Birthday Party, 1981
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Twelfth Birthday Party, 1981
Larry Fink, First Communion, Brooklyn, 1961
Larry Fink, First Communion, Brooklyn, 1961
Larry Fink, Declaration of Independance, Martin's Creek, 1978
Larry Fink, Declaration of Independance, Martin's Creek, 1978
Larry Fink, Studio 54, 1977
Larry Fink, Studio 54, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Eighth Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine's Eighth Birthday Party, 1977
Larry Fink, John Sabatine and Molly at Pat Sabatine's Eleventh Birthday Party, 1980
Larry Fink, John Sabatine and Molly at Pat Sabatine's Eleventh Birthday Party, 1980
Larry Fink, Russian Ball, NYC, 1976
Larry Fink, Russian Ball, NYC, 1976
Larry Fink, Model, Moses Soyer Studio, 1957
Larry Fink, Model, Moses Soyer Studio, 1957
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine and Big Stuff, 1977
Larry Fink, Pat Sabatine and Big Stuff, 1977
Larry Fink, English Speaking Union, NYC, 1975
Larry Fink, English Speaking Union, NYC, 1975
Larry Fink, Russian Ball, New York, 1976
Larry Fink, Russian Ball, New York, 1976
Larry Fink, Oscar Party, Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, Los Angeles, 2009
Larry Fink, Oscar Party, Meryl Streep and Natalie Portman, Los Angeles, 2009
Larry Fink, Club Cornich, New York, 1977
Larry Fink, Club Cornich, New York, 1977
Larry Fink, Self with Molly, 1982
Larry Fink, Self with Molly, 1982
Larry Fink, Studio 54, 1977
Larry Fink, Studio 54, 1977
Larry Fink, Spilled Glass and Legs, New York, 1985
Larry Fink, Spilled Glass and Legs, New York, 1985
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