Taking It to the Streets: Photographer Aundre Larrow
Born in Jamaica, Larrow moved to Florida with his mother when he was a very small child; the pair made a home in Fort Lauderdale, where Larrow’s mother is an English teacher. From very early on, he was raised to be a creator: “When I was little and my mom was working, she’d give me these huge pieces of canvas to paint on, and our deal was I could paint whatever I wanted. But when she got home, I would have to present it to her and tell a story about it. That was our little thing when I was very young, before I was really reading.”
A LIFELONG INTEREST IN PEOPLE’S STORIES
As a youngster with many diverse interests, from theater to basketball, Larrow was always very social and excited about getting to know people—a passion that clearly fuels his current photography work, as does his experience as a high school student in the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which he feels refined his powers of observation.