Blake Little is an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer best known for his honest and intimate portraiture. Little was born and raised in Seattle, WA. He studied at the University of Washington and Seattle Central College where he completed his photography degree in 1981. Little moved to Los Angeles and became part of the vibrant art scene shooting portraits of David Hockney, John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha and many others. This acclaimed series lead to decades of commercial assignments in the entertainment industry. A short list of celebrity portraits include: Tom Cruise, Mike Myers, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Samuel Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Marcia Cross, Colin Powell, k.d. Lang, 50 Cent, Glenn Close, Jane Fonda, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jane Lynch and many more.

Some of his corporate clients are Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Virgin Atlantic. Little’s portraiture has been featured in The London Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Time, Los Angeles Magazine and ESPN the Magazine. Little’s fine art photography has been exhibited in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portugal, Holland, Brazil and Japan and has resulted in six monographs: Dichotomy (1997), The Company of Men (2011), Manifest (2013), Preservation (2015), Photographs from the Gay Rodeo (2016), Work (2017), and Primary (2022).

In 2012, Little received a grant from the Canadian Rural Development Organization to photograph contemporary western culture in Alberta, Canada. The resulting exhibition New West traveled throughout western Canada from 2012-2019. His 2015 museum exhibition, Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo 1988-1992, was curated by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Since then the exhibition has traveled to The James Museum, Seattle Central College, Arizona Museum of Art, Gil Crease Museum, University of Missouri Art Museum, and the San Diego State University Museum and continues to travel today.

Little’s recent Preservation photographs captured international attention with a successful gallery show at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles while the accompanying video caused a social media sensation with more than 3.8 million views on YouTube. Photos in this series won two prestigious awards: American Photography AP29 and second place in the fine art nude category of the Int’l Photography/Lucie Foundation Awards. In 2018, Tara, Las Vegas, NV, from Little’s series Concealed: Portraits of LGBT Gun Owners, was selected winner in American Photo AP34. In 2019, Concealed was a Special Projects and Audience Choice Award winner at the International Pride Photo Award and exhibition in Amsterdam, Holland. Concealed also was published in Lens Culture Critics Choice 2021.

In January 2020, Little’s Fluid project, documenting members of the transgender, non-binary and gender fluid community, opened at the University of Victoria Legacy Gallery and traveled in Canada. Fluid was published in Art Journal Public 62: The Gender Diverse Lens. Lyzanne, Saskatoon, SK and Jan, Saskatoon, SK from Fluid are selected winners in the 2020 American Photo AP37 annual. November of 2021, Blake published Primary, his 7th monograph, selling out in twelve months. In 2023, Little’s photo Monterey Market Place Mall, 2022, from his new landscape series Coachella Valley Anthropogenic, was a chosen winner in American Photo AP39.