This is me, Richard Lewis. I’m a New Jersey based landscape photographer
My love for photography began when I met my wife in 1973. She had a camera and a bunch of black and white film. Since then I spent many years as a professional photographer with a passion for fine art landscapes, and more recently abandoned buildings and interesting people.
Even before I was introduced to photography, I was enamored with the natural world. I remember as a kid being fascinated with light and how different things like weather and the seasons affected how it made the world around me look. Yes, I was that kid on the little league team who stared up at the sky more than paying attention to the game.
My mother managed and eventually owned an art gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania in the 1960’s and 70’s, so my earliest exposure to art came from painters. As a result of those influences, I always tried to create photographs that had a painterly feel. This doesn’t mean making photographs that look like paintings, but creating photographs that have the same feel that a great landscape painting exudes.
Digital photography provides ability to edit and continue creating images after the camera’s shutter captured the scene. It is here that I finally found my voice with photography and created a style I call “Painting with a Camera”.