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From Assistant to Photographer: How David Paul Larson Built His Career in Fashion Photography

April 8, 2016

By David Walker


An image from a personal project. Beginning when he was an assistant, David Paul Larson has made it a habit to shoot personal work once a week.

Fashion and beauty photographer David Paul Larson has launched his career on the strength of his grit and determination. “If you really want to accomplish something,” says the 32-year-old photographer, “nothing will stop you. You won’t care how much work it takes, or how long.” He took up photography at 20, spent several years assisting top shooters including Mark Seliger,...

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