Photo by Derek Fryer
Photo by – Will Prosor
Lawrence (Larry) Prosor was born in Hollywood, California. His family blood lines represent a melting pot of cultures with lineage to Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Finland, Northwest Russia, and Scandinavia.
Prosor’s formal institutionalized education came to an abrupt halt in a Junior College when the Career Guidance Councilor informed him “You need to decide what you want as a career, so you can schedule the proper courses.” Trusting his flight instincts, Larry took a long, long break from fourteen years of formal schooling and set out on his own education course.
His formative years revolved around living in the northern Lake Tahoe area in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Away from the population pressures of Los Angeles, his spirit soared with the steep mountains he climbed and the joy he cherished while gliding down the slopes in powder snow. The beauty of his surroundings and the recreational opportunities he shared with fellow like-minded souls led him to document his experiences with a camera. The early days of photography as a passionate hobby, evolved with growing talent into a full time career. Decades later, his standing amongst his peers and fans of his photography holds a solid place of photographic history. Two of his photography books, “Lake Tahoe” and “Endless Nevada” have gone into multiple print runs. Powder Magazine honored Prosor as “one of the most prolific shooters of the 80’s and 90’s” in their 40th anniversary special edition featuring his work. His images have graced a wide range of publications worldwide.
Story telling with a camera for Prosor evolved into story telling with words. This interest lead to education on many aspects of writing with an early focus on script writing for feature films, culminating in his screenplay, “Dream Walker”. He has recently adapted Dream Walker the feature film screenplay, into a fiction novel. Dream Walker the novel has been steadily accumulating impressive positive reviews amongst readers.
After a handful of journeys to New Zealand, a series of fateful encounters led Prosor to land overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He immigrated to New Zealand with his life partner of over thirty years, Cindy, and their son, Will. Their daughter, Whitney, continued her education in Montana, eventually settling in Bozeman as a teacher.
Larry helped to design and build their own home, surrounded by the coastal beauty of New Zealand. Their home utilizes independent living, sustainable design with passive and active solar systems.
Prosor travels between New Zealand and California chasing the summers. He still spends time with his camera, and writes almost daily with multiple writing projects.