The deep emerald of a living room carpet. The turquoise sheen of a chlorinated pool. Buttercup yellow. Cobalt blue. Ruby red. Saturated colors dominate the landscapes encasing the subjects of late photographer Larry Sultan’s portraiture, making rich jewel boxes of the mundane, the profane, and the utterly ordinary. For the first time ever, Sultan’s work is presented in a 200-piece retrospective at the LACMA. From his documentation of the San Fernando Valley’s porn industry to the milky gorgeousness of his underwater series Swimmers, each image is presented with a cinematic humanness, no matter the subject.
Larry Sultan: Here and Home runs through July 19th, 2015.
Photos courtesy of the artist