I started my career in photography as a professional photojournalist in 1978 at the time working with several newspapers and magazines in Southern California. What I loved most about photojournalism was its diversity and over my career I covered professional sports, concerts and travel.
I began covering sports ranging from baseball, basketball and football and from high school to professional. I even photographed the Los Angeles Rams in 1979 the year they went to the Super Bowl.
Next I became interested in photographing concerts and I began my “rock and roll era” working with several promoters and I was also the house photographer at Irvine Meadow in its opening season in 1981. During this period I photographed many performers ranging from Crosby, Stills and Nash, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to the Doobie Brothers.
Again interests changed and mine now turned to travel. I began photographing and writing articles about various bed and breakfasts, vacation and resort areas and cruise ships.
As life would have it mine took yet another turn and in 1988 I developed an interest in holistic medicine. I became a professional massage therapist specializing in sports medicine. In 1991 I decided to go to medical school and obtained a medical degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and stared my career as a licensed acupuncture physician.
After medical school I moved my practice to northern Idaho for a year before settling in the resort area of Sun Valley, Idaho. I’ve always been an outdoor person and hiking and backpacking the Rockies and fishing the pristine river waters and high altitude lakes offered me a wonderful photographic opportunity.
In 2010 I left Sun Valley and I once again found myself on a cruise ship, this time working as an “Acupuncturist at Sea”. For the past five years I have traveled to over 60 countries which has allowed me to photograph much of the world.
I have recently published a book "Larry Anthony Pannell - A Photographic Journey". In the book I have tried to cover a wide variety of places for you to enjoy including Alaska, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Baltics, Europe, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. You will find many of the photographs are on the website. If interested in purchasing the book please visit Blurb.com.
In closing I hope you enjoy my work and feel free to contact me with your thoughts.
Thank you - larry
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