Larkin Donley is a Los Angeles based emmy award-winning cinematographer in narrative and documentary filmmaking. His works in feature, commercial, and short form have made waves at SXSW, Sundance, DOCNYC and many other festivals around the world. With the technical knowhow and a unique eye for dynamic visual storytelling, Larkin is highly sought out for his abilities in 2D, 3D and VR. Larkin’s work on lensing the Film “Animals” was recognized at SXSW with a jurors award and articles in Indiewire, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Complex Magazine to name a few. He also recently received 100% on rottentomatoes.com for his film “Food Evolution,” a 2-year international study of the future of food science. His most recent innovative work in VR has brought more awards and recognition with his 360 coverage of the NBA Finals project “Follow my lead.” Now pursuing his passion of immersive and creative new forms of narrative, Larkin works with many well known brands as NASA, Nike, Microsoft, Bud Light, Samsung, T-mobile and many more.
Larkin is also a California native, with an expansive collection of passport stamps. He began his cinematography career after graduating from UCSC with degrees in Film Production and Cultural Anthropology, passionately pursuing a way to tell stories from all corners of the planet. With Documentary as a background, there is always an option to make a day fascinating or a location beautiful. Larkin has a dynamic understanding of the tools of the trade, having been an avid collector of photo and film cameras and also from years as a local 600 IATSE member.