Larry Yust - Pictures, Art, Photography

Larry Yust

  Grand Canal, Ca' d'Oro, Venice, Italy by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Ca' d'Oro, Venice, Italy
Europe
€ 499
  Mühlenstraße, Berlin, Germany by Larry Yust
Mühlenstraße, Berlin, Germany
Europe
€ 449
  Falckensteinstraße, Berlin, Germany by Larry Yust
Falckensteinstraße, Berlin, Germany
Europe
from € 949 to € 1,499
  Portobello Road by Larry Yust
Portobello Road
Europe
from € 599 to € 1,199
  Santa Margherita #2, Venice, Italy by Larry Yust
Santa Margherita #2, Venice, Italy
Europe
€ 1,099
  Grand Canal, Parrocchia de S. Moise  by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Parrocchia de S. Moise
Europe
€ 699
  Grand Canal, Rialto North, Venice, Italy by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Rialto North, Venice, Italy
Europe
€ 999
  Grand Canal, Riva degli Schiavoni #3 by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Riva degli Schiavoni #3
Europe
€ 599
  Wellington Street by Larry Yust
Wellington Street
Europe
  Venice, Burano, Fondamento Caravello by Larry Yust
Venice, Burano, Fondamento Caravello
Europe
  Grand Canal, Accademia, Venice, Italy by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Accademia, Venice, Italy
Europe
  Harrods by Larry Yust
Harrods
Europe
from € 549 to € 949
  Brewer Street by Larry Yust
Brewer Street
Europe
from € 599 to € 999
  Venice, Piazza San Marco by Larry Yust
Venice, Piazza San Marco
Europe
€ 949
  Colmar, France, Quai de la Poissonerie by Larry Yust
Colmar, France, Quai de la Poissonerie
Europe
from € 499 to € 1,149
  Domplatz, Cologne, Germany by Larry Yust
Domplatz, Cologne, Germany
Europe
from € 649 to € 1,199
  Cathedral, Cologne, Germany by Larry Yust
Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
Europe
from € 849 to € 1,999
  Shaftesbury Street (The Palace Theatre) by Larry Yust
Shaftesbury Street (The Palace Theatre)
Europe
from € 599 to € 1,099
  Tropea by Larry Yust
Tropea
Europe
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Caltagirone by Larry Yust
Caltagirone
Europe
from € 399 to € 799
  Modica by Larry Yust
Modica
Europe
from € 499 to € 1,099
  EL Prado #1 by Larry Yust
EL Prado #1
Cuba
from € 599 to € 2,290
  EL Prado #7 by Larry Yust
EL Prado #7
Cuba
€ 949
  Calzada del Cerro #4 by Larry Yust
Calzada del Cerro #4
Cuba
from € 449 to € 999
  Havana, Calle Brasil by Larry Yust
Havana, Calle Brasil
Cuba
from € 699 to € 1,499
  Havana, El Malecon #8 by Larry Yust
Havana, El Malecon #8
Cuba
from € 499 to € 1,149
  Havana, Plaza de San Fernando by Larry Yust
Havana, Plaza de San Fernando
Cuba
from € 699 to € 1,499
  Times Square by Larry Yust
Times Square
USA East
€ 599
  Fifth Ave by Larry Yust
Fifth Ave
USA East
from € 449 to € 1,149
  Fifth Avenue #2, New York, USA by Larry Yust
Fifth Avenue #2, New York, USA
USA East
€ 449
  42nd St #2 (Bryant Park) by Larry Yust
42nd St #2 (Bryant Park)
USA East
from € 449 to € 1,999
  Miami Beach, Ocean Drive #2 by Larry Yust
Miami Beach, Ocean Drive #2
USA East
from € 699 to € 1,499
  MacDougal St by Larry Yust
MacDougal St
USA East
€ 449
  Eastport, Water Street by Larry Yust
Eastport, Water Street
USA East
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Block Island, Dodge Street by Larry Yust
Block Island, Dodge Street
USA East
from € 449 to € 999
  Newport, Thames Street by Larry Yust
Newport, Thames Street
USA East
from € 499 to € 1,149
  York, Maine, Long Beach Ave by Larry Yust
York, Maine, Long Beach Ave
USA East
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Point Judith Light by Larry Yust
Point Judith Light
USA East
from € 549 to € 1,299
  Camp Street – Coliseum Street by Larry Yust
Camp Street – Coliseum Street
USA East
from € 449 to € 1,199
  Central Park #2, New York, USA by Larry Yust
Central Park #2, New York, USA
USA East
€ 599
  Downtown Westside  by Larry Yust
Downtown Westside
USA East
from € 449 to € 949
  Ninth Ave by Larry Yust
Ninth Ave
USA East
from € 499 to € 1,149
  Fifth Avenue #5 by Larry Yust
Fifth Avenue #5
USA East
from € 549 to € 1,199
  Times Square #3 by Larry Yust
Times Square #3
USA East
from € 549 to € 1,199
  Franklin D. Roosevelt, Line #9 by Larry Yust
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Line #9
Metro
  La Chapelle, Line #2 by Larry Yust
La Chapelle, Line #2
Metro
  Porte de Montreuil, Line #9 by Larry Yust
Porte de Montreuil, Line #9
Metro
  Volontaires, Line #12 by Larry Yust
Volontaires, Line #12
Metro
  Porte d´ Auteuil, Line #10 by Larry Yust
Porte d´ Auteuil, Line #10
Metro
from € 449 to € 1,199
  Concorde by Larry Yust
Concorde
Metro
from € 1,049 to € 1,299
  Gare de Lyon, Line #1 by Larry Yust
Gare de Lyon, Line #1
Metro
€ 999
  Saint-Germain des Prés, Line #4 by Larry Yust
Saint-Germain des Prés, Line #4
Metro
from € 449 to € 1,299
  Trocadéro, Line #6 by Larry Yust
Trocadéro, Line #6
Metro
€ 1,199
  Louvre Rivoli, Line #1 by Larry Yust
Louvre Rivoli, Line #1
Metro
  Arts et Métiers, Line #11 by Larry Yust
Arts et Métiers, Line #11
Metro
  Sèvres Babylon, Line #10 by Larry Yust
Sèvres Babylon, Line #10
Metro
  Cité, Line #4 by Larry Yust
Cité, Line #4
Metro
  Victor Hugo, Line #2 by Larry Yust
Victor Hugo, Line #2
Metro
  Champs-Elysees Clemenceau by Larry Yust
Champs-Elysees Clemenceau
Metro
from € 799 to € 1,099
  Los Angeles, Meadowbrook Avenue by Larry Yust
Los Angeles, Meadowbrook Avenue
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,299
  San Francisco, Mason St. #1 by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Mason St. #1
USA West
€ 599
  San Francisco, Grant St. #1 by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Grant St. #1
USA West
€ 599
  Bodie, California, Main Street #2 by Larry Yust
Bodie, California, Main Street #2
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Hollywood Boulevard #3, LA by Larry Yust
Hollywood Boulevard #3, LA
USA West
€ 449
  San Francisco, Grant St. #2 by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Grant St. #2
USA West
from € 549 to € 999
  San Francisco, Waller St. by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Waller St.
USA West
from € 649 to € 1,199
  3745 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas by Larry Yust
3745 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
USA West
from € 449 to € 949
  3720 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas by Larry Yust
3720 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
USA West
from € 449 to € 949
  San Francisco, Octavia Street  by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Octavia Street
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,099
  San Francisco, Central Avenue  by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Central Avenue
USA West
from € 449 to € 949
  Bodie, California, King St. by Larry Yust
Bodie, California, King St.
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,199
  Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard #2 by Larry Yust
Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard #2
USA West
from € 449 to € 949
  Bodie, California, Main Street #4 by Larry Yust
Bodie, California, Main Street #4
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,199
  San Francisco, Kearny Street #1 by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Kearny Street #1
USA West
from € 449 to € 999
  San Francisco, Powell Street by Larry Yust
San Francisco, Powell Street
USA West
from € 449 to € 949
  San Francisco, 22nd Street by Larry Yust
San Francisco, 22nd Street
USA West
from € 449 to € 999
  Fairfax Ave - LA by Larry Yust
Fairfax Ave - LA
USA West
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Malibu Pier by Larry Yust
Malibu Pier
USA West
from € 449 to € 999
  Manhattan Beach Pier by Larry Yust
Manhattan Beach Pier
USA West
from € 449 to € 999
  Nebraska City, Nebraska, 11th Street by Larry Yust
Nebraska City, Nebraska, 11th Street
USA Central
from € 499 to € 1,099
  Hong Kong, Hennessy Road by Larry Yust
Hong Kong, Hennessy Road
Asia
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, G.U.M by Larry Yust
Moscow, G.U.M
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 899
  Moscow, Kievskaya, Line 3  by Larry Yust
Moscow, Kievskaya, Line 3
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, St. Basil´s Cathedral by Larry Yust
Moscow, St. Basil´s Cathedral
Moscow Metro
from € 549 to € 1,149
  Moscow, Kievskaya, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Kievskaya, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 399 to € 799
  Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, Novoslobodskaya, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Novoslobodskaya, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 399 to € 799
  Moscow, Komsomolskaya, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Komsomolskaya, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, Taganskaya, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Taganskaya, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 899
  Moscow, Paveletskaya, Line 2 by Larry Yust
Moscow, Paveletskaya, Line 2
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, Ploschad Revolyutsii, Line 3 by Larry Yust
Moscow, Ploschad Revolyutsii, Line 3
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 899
  Moscow, Mayakovskaya, Line 2 by Larry Yust
Moscow, Mayakovskaya, Line 2
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, Park Kultury, Circle Line by Larry Yust
Moscow, Park Kultury, Circle Line
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 949
  Moscow, Dostoyevskaya, Line 10 by Larry Yust
Moscow, Dostoyevskaya, Line 10
Moscow Metro
from € 449 to € 899
  Moscow, Kremlevskaya Embankment by Larry Yust
Moscow, Kremlevskaya Embankment
Moscow Metro
from € 599 to € 1,299
  Grand Canal, Parrocchia de S. Moise by Larry Yust
Grand Canal, Parrocchia de S. Moise
Minis
€ 99
  Wellington Street by Larry Yust
Wellington Street
Minis
€ 99
  Venice, Burano, Fondamento Caravello by Larry Yust
Venice, Burano, Fondamento Caravello
Minis
€ 99
  Miami Beach, Ocean Drive #2 by Larry Yust
Miami Beach, Ocean Drive #2
Minis
€ 99
  Falckensteinstraße, Berlin, Germany by Larry Yust
Falckensteinstraße, Berlin, Germany
Minis
€ 99

Background Information about Larry Yust

Introduction

ABOUT THE WORK

Moscow Metro

With their magnificent architecture, Moscow’s world-famous metro stations are a dream subject for the master of “photographic elevations”. Larry Yust shows us elaborately decorated platforms as we could never see them with the naked eye – as complete cross-sections. Opened in 1935, the Moscow underground now transports 2.4 billion passengers a year. It is both an historical monument and a pulsing artery of the European continent’s largest metropolis.

USA EAST

Decades ago, the pulsing metropolis New York ignited Larry Yust’s passion for film and for life. There, the artist – who is now over 80 years old – began his career as a film director. Since 2011, he has been revisiting the locations that inspired him back then in order to capture them in an impressive series of photographs.

Yust’s photographic work impressively transmits the urban diversity of New York City’s streets: Pedestrians hurry through the famous shopping district on Fifth Avenue, stroll through Bryant Park, and queue in front of the ticket booths at Grand Central Station. These are fleeting moments, blinks of an eye that never return. The colourful lighted billboards at Times Square and the Manhattan skyline evoke memories of New York, even in those who have never been able to visit it. Yust’s pieces consist of numerous individual photos that are put together with a computer. That way, they hold more detail and complexity than you could make out with the naked eye if you were there in person.

Cuba

Nowhere are grandeur and decline so close to each other as they are in Cuba. American filmmaker and photographer Larry Yust achieves the impossible in his photos of Cuban streets: capturing the glory of the past and the hopeful future at the same time. The previously grandiose houses tell their moving tales.

In Havana’s old town, Yust found these decaying architectural remnants of the independent Spanish colony, the American years, and revolution. The buildings give the city their special charm and ubiquitous patina. At first, it appears as if the shots were composed at whim, but Yust leaves nothing to chance. His complex pieces are the result of meticulous selection, exactly planned camera positions, and precise editing.

USA WEST

You can’t do anything in Los Angeles without a car. But film director Larry Yust’s photographs prove there’s plenty of good reasons to get out and take a closer look. In them, he really highlights the city’s oft-overlooked architectural nuances.

With a filmmaker’s intuition and the precision of a photo artist, Yust brings out the sights that tend to get lost in the traffic and the hustle and bustle along the streets of L.A., San Francisco, and Las Vegas.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

One might say that director, author, and photographer Larry Yust has been creating visual encyclopedias for years – that’s how exactly he documents the streets. There might be something to that theory: His father, Walter Yust, was once an editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica and passed the reference book gene on to his son.

Yust’s passion for film also came courtesy of his father, who gave him a Super8 camera when he was a teenager. Larry Yust was born is Philadelphia and grew up in the suburbs of New York and Chicago. He studied Theater Arts at Stanford University and was an officer in the army for two years. He worked in television until he was able to start making his own films.

The [Elevations] are essentially free of perspective and cannot be achieved in any other way. They provide a new way of looking at the world.
Larry Yust

TECHNIQUE

The World in Photographic Elevations

Fascinated by New York, Rome, Venice, Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg, Larry Yust found a technique for capturing their streets. He calls these pieces Photographic Elevations. At first, they may seem like classic panoramas, but they have much more to offer: complexity, a wealth of details, and emotions.

To capture the beauty of the everyday, Yust uses his experience as a director. In film, a long tracking shot could be used to show all the individual images that make his street scenes so lively. A movie camera shoots 24 frames a second, and Yust imitated a tracking shot in still photos. He takes up to 100 overlapping pictures from different camera positions. Then, he puts the pictures together digitally. A simple idea that creates an amazing effect. The pieces have no forced perspectives. They show us a new way of looking at the world and transmit the illusion of finally being able to see the big picture.

Bio

Larry Yust was born in Philadelphia, grew up in the suburbs of New York and Chicago, graduated in theater from Stanford University, is married and has three children.  He lives in Los Angeles where he works as a writer and director of motion pictures.  He developed his process of "Photographic Elevations" in order to photograph Paris Metro Stations.  His book, METRO, is published by Gingko Press.



Yust makes his "Photographic Elevations" by walking or riding along the subject to be photographed on a line parallel to it, and shooting overlapping shots with his camera always aimed directly toward it.  Yust then assembles the individual shots into a single image in a computer. The number of shots in one of his elevations ranges from ten to a hundred or more, depending on the length and complexity of the subject.



"Photographic Elevations" are not the same as panoramic shots (which are taken from a single point of view) in that wherever you look at the elevation, you are viewing the elements in it essentially straight on, seeing them with a minimum of distortion.  It is a view that is impossible to achieve in nature, and therefore is one that provides a different way of looking at the world.



Yust has had one man shows at the LA County Museum of Science and Industry, the Fowler Museum at UCLA and the Louvre in Paris.  His work is on permanent display at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.





 
YUST BIO



Ever since I was a small child, I have never been able to call a day complete unless I have made, created something - an object, an idea -  during the course of it.  As a child, I took whatever I had made that day to bed with me. At first crude drawings, then stories I had written or miniature houses I had built out of cardboard.  As a young teenager, I published a monthly magazine, printed first on a Ditto machine, and then on an old Chandler and Price letterpress my father bought for me.  Later, I painted for a while in oils , mostly buildings and street scenes. When my father bought an eight millimeter movie camera I  started making movies , editing them crudely on a tiny viewer. In high school I edited the school paper and sang in musical shows.  At college, I took a degree in theater, specialized in set design and lighting, wrote plays and directed a couple of them, acted and sang.  After graduating, I spent a season in summer stock, doing lighting and set design, and singing in musical shows.  Then a time in New Orleans, working in a printing house, then a time in Albuquerque and Tijuana directing local television, then two wasted years as an officer in the army, the last spent at the old Astoria Studios in Queens waiting to direct training films that were never made, then back into directing TV in Washington and from there into movies.  The first commercial films I wrote and directed were made for use in schools.  A series I made of dramatizations of classic short stories and plays  - such authors as Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Ionesco and so on -  brought me to the attention of Hollywood and led to my writing and directing features, documentaries and television dramas.  



I always keep a tight rein on the art direction for my films and personally scout to find the locations I need.  The photography I do recording those locations led to the photography for its own sake which I have been doing for the last ten or fifteen years, some of which I have agreed to sell through LUMAS.  I still direct movies, but the creation of my "Photographic Elevations" gives me equal pleasure and sense of accomplishment.



I had always wanted to photograph the Paris Metro Stations, having learned to love them while I was directing a film there, and I worked out  a way to do it several years ago after I had started doing my darkroom work on a computer.  I walked along the platforms of the stations taking overlapping images which I then assembled into what appears to be a single image working in Photoshop on a Mac computer.  Thus, "Photographic Elevations" were born.  So named because they resemble architectural elevations, in that wherever you look at the image, you are looking directly at it.  Multiple  viewpoints - as opposed to a panorama with its single point of view - that provide a way of seeing things that you cannot achieve in nature.



I was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just over the city limits from Philadelphia, and moved, or was moved to New York City when I was ten days old, grew up in a suburb there and then in a suburb of Chicago.  I went west to attend Stanford University, went back east  for several years, and then moved to Los Angeles and have stayed there, with frequent trips to Paris and Venice, and to whatever other places in the world my movies or photography take me.  I married a lady from an old and politically prominent family in Colombia who spent her early married years as Consul General for Colombia in Los Angeles.  We have three children, two girls and a boy.  One is a publisher, one an architect, and one the preperator for the galleries of the Motion Picture Academy.  Our home in Los Angeles  is made out of mud, a two story adobe built in 1920 in the Tuscan style by an imported crew of Italian artisans.



Two books of my photographs have been published, Salvation Mountain, The Art of Leonard Knight, documenting the work of a visionary artist who paints a mountain, not on canvass, but painting on the mountain itself; and METRO, Photographic Elevations of selected Paris Metro Stations.  



I have had one man shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Science and Industry, Municipal Color and Light; the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Street Seen, Photographic Elevations of Los Angeles;  and at the Lourve, METRO.  Some of my photographs are permanently displayed at the American Museum of Visionary Art in Baltimore.

 
I  still sometimes take my work to bed with me.




Larry Yust
Los Angeles 9/10/07