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Lar Matre

Murphy, NC - United States

Lar Matre - Fine Artist

Lar Matre

Member Since: 04/20/2008

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Born in California near the middle of the 20th century.

Adventurous as hell (Lar broke his back when he was just 12), he was involved with bicycling racing, speed skating, motorcycle racing, and soaring. Life, LOOK, and National Geographic were his early favorite magazines. He was the 'class artist' throughout his school years.

He bought his first 35mm camera in 1967, then taught himself processing and printing from library books. Many books were returned late. Some with a chemical smell.

As an award-winning photographer, Lar Matre went on to shoot print advertising; produce, direct and edit broadcast advertising; and produce and direct sports programming for ESPN and Spike.

Matre has been the executive producer of countless TV commercials and corporate films.

He's also a graphic designer, as well as a skilled photo retoucher and compositor. Oh, and he architected the advertising computer system for the largest retailer in the US, while consulting with the Federal Government and other Fortune 500 companies on their web initiatives.

Currently, Lar is in the midst of determining how many other things he can do before his final day arrives. And lastly, Lar was not trained in the arts, though his entire career revolved around it.


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NOT SO IMPORTANT: The pronunciation of Lar's name seems to baffle many, but it's actually quite simple: Lar rhymes with bear, and Matré is pronounced: mah-TRAY. No matter how it's been pronounced, he's been called worse ;o)

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Original photography from the US and beyond, dating back to 1972. Some have been converted to impressionist paintings. Each photo includes a white border designed for classic matting and framing, but not for canvas. My suggestion is a wide white mat with a simple black frame (HP4). It's referred to as classic gallery framing.

Lar Matre - Team Triumph

Team Triumph

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Lar Matre - Rose


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Lar Matre - Reflections


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Lar Matre - Road  Speed

Road Speed

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Lar Matre - Woodlands


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Lar Matre - Heavenly Body

Heavenly Body

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Lar Matre - Season Three

Season Three

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Lar Matre - Free Your Self

Free Your Self

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Lar Matre - Fire Escapes

Fire Escapes

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Lar Matre - Solitude


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Lar Matre - Green River

Green River

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Lar Matre - Deranged Redwood
Lar Matre - BoulderDash


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Lar Matre - Horse Barn

Horse Barn

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Lar Matre - Path Way

Path Way

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Lar Matre - Old Creek Mill

Old Creek Mill

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Lar Matre - Rose Cabin

Rose Cabin

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Lar Matre - Oaks


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Lar Matre - 59th and 5th Ave
Lar Matre - Midnight Sunset

Midnight Sunset

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Lar Matre - Air


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Lar Matre - Dirt SPEED


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Lar Matre - Ghost Town Door

Ghost Town Door

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Lar Matre - Yukon Volcano

Yukon Volcano

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Lar Matre - The Yukon

The Yukon

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Lar Matre - Park Avenue Utah
Lar Matre - Park Avenue

Park Avenue

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Lar Matre - Yellow Cab NYC

Yellow Cab NYC

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Lar Matre - The MV Matanuska
Lar Matre - Planet Farmland

Planet Farmland

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