About Lawrence Crandall

Lawrence Crandall

As creative beings we express our talents in many ways: art, music, cooking, dance, gardening.  Our creative nature helps us to understand and interact with our world and each other.  And despite claims to the contrary, everyone uses some form of creativity to help them understand, interpret and express the stories they encounter.

I found visual arts and bookbinding to be my natural expression, and have been professionally engaged in photography and unique visual editions for nearly 40 years.  My formal training was concluded in 1983 at Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Photography.  Everything since then has been “on the job” experience, from Photo Editor / Production Manager of weekly newspapers to freelance jobs of every imaginable flavor, for clients ranging from Art Directors to Architects, and locations worldwide.  I have also had the great fortune of having my work exhibited, and have conducted workshops for aspiring photographers.

After many years it has become apparent to me that there are visual archetypes all around us which can can be experienced on a deeper, more universal and immersive level through photography and bookbinding.  If the work speaks to you on a level beyond the visual then we are communicating on the deeper level I believe nature intended.





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We have provided photography for the following clients:

  • Baskin Robbins
  • Building Industry Association of Orange County
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Ewing Architects
  • Faulkner & Associates
  • Honeysweet Productions
  • IBM
  • Epson
  • Industrial Valco
  • Irvine Company
  • Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau
  • Pacific Coast Roofing
  • Sony
  • Swirl Advertising Agency
  • TSL Design Group
  • Union BankJohn Wayne Airport
  • Warner Brothers


Professional Honors / Awards:

  • Best of Show, Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Exhibition, Allied Arts Board of Huntington Beach.
  • Permanent Exhibit, Walt Disney Epcot Center.
  • Professional Photographers of California, Digital Photographer of the Year
  • Professional Photographers of America, over 30 National Awards.
  • Recipient of Fuji Masterpiece Award.
  • Recipient of two Kodak Gallery Awards.



  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.


Teaching / Presentations / Workshops / Invited Addresses:

  • Book Design Workshops, Corey McNabb Workshops, Asheville, NC.
  • Design / Print workshops for Epson America, Hawaii.
  • Instructor, Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Photography Workshop, Professional Photographers of Orange County, CA.
  • Platform Speaker, Western States PPC Convention, Pasadena, CA.
  • Platform Speaker, WPPI, Las Vegas, Nevada.