Blake Little is an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer best known for his honest and intimate portraiture.
Little was born and raised in Seattle, WA and studied at the University of Washington and Seattle Central College where he completed his photography degree in 1984. Little moved to Los Angeles and became part of the vibrant art scene shooting portraits of David Hockney, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha and many others.
This acclaimed series lead to decades of commercial assignments in the entertainment industry. A short list of celebrity portraits include: Tom Cruise, Mike Myers, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Samuel Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Marcia Cross, Colin Powell, kd Lang, 50 Cent, Glenn Close, Jane Fonda, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jane Lynch and many more.
Some of his corporate clients are Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Simon &Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Virgin Atlantic. Little’s portraiture has been featured in The London Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Time, Los Angeles Magazine and ESPN the Magazine.
Little’s fine art photography has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portugal, and Japan and has resulted in five monographs: “Dichotomy”(1997), “The Company of Men” (2011), “Manifest” (2013), “Preservation” (2015) and “Work” (2017).
In 2012, Little received an art grant from the Canadian Rural Development Organization to photograph contemporary western culture in Alberta, Canada. The resulting exhibition, New West traveled throughout western Canada from 2012-2015.
His 2014 museum exhibition Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo 1988-1992 was curated by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and traveled to museum exhibitions in Tucson, St. Louis, Kansas City, Salinas, Rapid City and San Diego in the following years and continues to travel today.
Little’s recent Preservation photographs captured international attention with a successful gallery show at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles while the accompanying video caused a social media sensation with more than 3.7 million views on YouTube. Photos in this series won two prestigious awards: American Photography AP29 and second place in the fine art nude category of the Int’l Photography/Lucie Foundation Awards.