Larry Fong was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His interest in photography and film began in his teens with short films as well as animation and stop motion projects. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Linguistics, and later, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a degree in Film.
Soon after Fong launched his career by shooting music videos, including several MTV Music Award winners (REM, Van Halen, Goo Goo Dolls). He then built a thriving TV commercial career plus assignments on independent films and several TV pilots.
In 2004 he shot the pilot for ‘Lost’ with JJ Abrams which earned an ASC Outstanding Achievement nomination, and he went on to shoot several episodes of the series before moving on to work on ‘300’, directed by Zack Snyder. ‘Watchmen’, also directed by Snyder, followed soon after.
2011 saw the release of two films: ‘Sucker Punch’, with Snyder again at the helm; and the Steven Spielberg-produced ‘Super 8’ which reunited Fong with Abrams.
In 2011 he was accepted into the American Society of Cinematographers, and in 2012 he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
This year saw the release of his latest project, ’Batman v Superman’, and ‘Kong: Skull Island’, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, will be released by Legendary Pictures in 2017.