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My Background

At the age of 11, I took my first photograph --- the George Washington Monument

in Washington Square Park in NYC, Greenwich Village. My godmother had just given me a Brownie camera and

a print developing kit. I never looked back. I n 1970, I photographed my first wedding,

and continued through 2000. In the mid 1970s I found out that my father had been a

midshipman at the Naval Academy, Class of 1939. That is the "why" of what I do.

During the 1980s I was President and Chairman of the Board of the MD Professional

Photographers' Association and won awards state-wide and nationally. And in 1980 I had an idea----

film Plebe Summer for Plebe parents. Again, never looked back. The forty three

years of filming Plebe Summer has provided me with the knowledge and experience that is so essential.


Larry Thornton

Jermaine Gibbs

Calvin Baker

William Oldfield


Nikon Z9, Nikon Z8, Nikon D5, Nikon D850

LENSES: 17-55, 70-200, 100-400, 28-400



. . . Approved Vendor NABSD

NABSD is the Naval Academy Business Services Division. Twenty (20)

percent of our sales, through the NABSD, supports your midshipmen with

services and activities. Your $269.96 purchase of photo access contributes $53.99

to these services and activities.

. . . USNA Parent Clubs

. . . Endorsed by Parents


Larry Thornton / Thornton Studios

Please contact me if you have a question, need help or start to get frustrated.

PHONE 443-699-3000 / Office Hours 4:30-6:30 Monday thru Sunday

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