RICHARD LERNER has been a professional photographer for over 40 years. Operating out of his studio in New York City in the late 70s and 80s, Lerner photographed and participated in the design of many major advertising campaigns, including Onkyo stereos, DiMarzio guitars, ABC news, and many others.
In addition to exercising his talents behind the camera, Lerner has been printing his own color, and black and white prints. This commitment to doing his own printing stems from his belief that “the interaction between photographer and image is not finished until the print is complete.” His expertise in printing technology is widely recognized in the field. Lerner has worked with a numbers of companies and artists to improve their image authoring, color fidelity and consistency. In fact, the first Cibachrome color prints exhibited at the International Center for Photography (ICP), in New York City were printed by Lerner. He produced these exhibition prints and portfolios from large format transparencies shot by Michael Somoroff in Lerner’s studio. More recently, Nikon licensed Lerner’s images for their camera catalog.
In the last several years, Lerner’s focus has turned to fine art photography. He has a love of landscapes and landmarks, and his photography evidences a particular passion for showing these commonly viewed subjects -- such as flowers, mountains, rivers -- in unexpected, novel, even abstract ways. Lerner’s photographs have been featured in many exhibitions, including a traveling show of the Devil’s Den, the Saugatuck Protected Wetlands show as well as in NYC at the National Arts Club. Additionally, Lerner has been in many juried shows at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists as well as many one-man shows over the last decade from Gails’s Station House, Mark Twain Library, Tusk & Cup and Jewelry Design, Ives Art Show in Danbury.
See more images at his FaceBook page, @RichardLernerPhotography. Lerner lives in Redding, CT with his wife, Joni Johns, a well-known textile artist. Their son, Isaac lives in NYC pursuing his artistic carreer.
While you can view much of Lerner's work online, he offers a tantalizing reason to meet him in person at the Wooster Hollow artist's reception. "If you want to know about how the landscapes and landmarks and other objects became the start of and continuing inspiration for my abstact pieces," he said, "there's a fun story that I like to share. I'll be happy to share It with you on July 20 artist's reception." The show is up now!
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