Larry Luchtel

June 19, 2006

I’m making great progress on the opera, and I’m taking a break to introduce you to my host here in Palm Springs, Larry Luchtel. Larry has a new home here and is working hard to make it look even more fabulous than it already is. So I sit here and compose, and he works in the yard and on the house.

I have known Del and Larry since 1986 where I met them at Martin Nathan’s home. They’ve been together 34 years and, like Daniel and myself, have an age difference: D&L have 19 years, we have 24. Larry is my age (53). When the four of us hang out, Larry and I call ourselves “the 52s” as we were born in 1952. Del and Daniel call themselves “the D’s.” Together we are the D52s.

I’ve taken many portraits of Larry alone, and I take D&L’s portraits for their Christmas cards every year as well. Here are some pictures of Larry. If you think he looks familiar, he was in many of Tom Bianchi’s early photography books.

Larry in thorns by Roger Bourland

Larry’s Crown of Thorns by Roger Bourland.

Larry Vessel by Roger Bourland

Larry Vessel by Roger Bourland.

Clem Larry by Roger Bourland

Clem Larry by Roger Bourland.

Larry's aura by Roger Bourland

Larry Aura by Roger Bourland.

Shawl and candles Larry by Roger Bourland

Shawl and Candle by Roger Bourland.

Ukranian Larry by Roger Bourland

Ukraine Larry by Roger Bourland.

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Fairyboy69 June 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm

Those pictures are simply stunning.

mmtreu April 11, 2007 at 4:36 am

I am a friend of Larry and Del from way back, when I was a student at the university of Virginia in the 1980s. Unfortunately, I let my contact lapse. I live in London now and have thought of them often. I would so like to reach Larry. I sometimes holiday in Palm Springs and would love to say hello. Does he have an email address? —M Treu

Roger Bourland April 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm

mmtreu: I’m happy to have been instrumental in facilitating a reconnection. They’ve had a great life since you’ve seen them last. RB

gregscott February 17, 2010 at 7:30 am

Wow…. I was a friend and fraternity brother of Larry’s in college at UNL… great photos!
I’d love to get back in touch… any chance you could connect us?
My facebook page link:

Thanks! -Greg

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