1. Dwayne Larson
2. Joey Senft
3. Jess Mann
Dwayne Larson, who received the third-most votes for favourite local photographer in The Uniter’s 2013 Uniter 30, finally cracked the top spot, beating Joey Senft and Jess Mann.
“I feel very privileged that (the readers of The Uniter) voted for me,” he says. “I work hard, I love what I do, and I hope that comes across in the photos.”
Born and raised in Estevan, Sask., Larson started practising photography at a young age for fun before realizing he could turn his passion into a career.
“About 13 years ago, I moved to Winnipeg to go to photography school to pursue this full-time,” Larson says.
He adds that his experience with Winnipeg’s photography community has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Everybody is more than willing to help out if you’re in a bind or if something bad happens,” Larson says.
The last two years have been difficult, given that the COVID-19 pandemic “put everything to a grinding halt.”
“A lot of the stuff that I do revolves around crowds, events ... weddings,” he says, emphasizing that much of his work was put on hold.
“I’m hoping that everyone goes back to normal, but (who knows) what that ‘normal’ will be,” Larson says.
In addition to his booming wedding and personal-photography business, Larson is the house photographer at the Park Theatre and the True North Sports + Entertainment event photographer.
Published in Volume 76, Number 12 of The Uniter (December 2, 2021)