Lance & Anne Lewin - photo by Nadine Lewin Wall 2015

Lance & Anne Lewin - photo by Nadine Lewin Wall 2015

Introducing Atlanta Fine Art Photographer, Lance A. Lewin

Lewin’s skills and visual perspectives come from a richly filled combination of studying the pioneers of photography in the mid to late 19th Century and masters of the 20th century and painters like Johannes Vermeer and Claude Monet for their use of light and composition, in pursuit of developing his own perspectives.

Most of my work is presented as black and white fine art compositions. Post-production parallels the manipulations most common in traditional wet darkrooms, such as the corrections or modifications to luminance and chromatic dynamics. Though a lot of my work can not be deemed as "Straight Photography", nonetheless, I stay clear of trends that can lead to what some refer to as hyper-reality, and instead, maintain a photographic canvas that does not transcend the natural psychophysical characteristics of a photograph, thus presenting work evoking a sense of reality and authenticity.

I do not object to retouching, dodging or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique”.  Alfred Stieglitz

The "visualization process": awakening our senses

The art of "seeing" lies in our ability to slow down, step back and retrace our steps: elaborating on the old trope, "Stop and smell the roses", be cognizant of your surroundings by slowing down to experience the sensations that infiltrate our space we do not notice in our hurried pace. Experiencing more from our environment by opening all our senses to see, hear, smell and taste a wider sampling, stoop low and see what the insects see, or pull back and glee at the grandeur of a majestic landscape. With a stronger awareness of the world around us, then helps expose some of the hidden nuances in helping to create dynamic compositions.  L.A.Lewin

“The term visualization refers to the entire emotional-mental process of creating a photograph, and as such, it is of the most important concepts in photography.” - Ansel Adams

"The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye...Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I want to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible." — Wynn Bullock

 

Inside my TENBA back pack:

Here's a list of key system components inside Lewin's TENBA back pack:

  • Canon 5DMark II & III 22MP Full-Frame DSLR's

  • Minolta XD-11 & XD-7 35mm film Cameras

  • Sandisk 16GB Extreme Pro image card (x2)

  • Canon F/1.4 50mm

  • Canon F/1.4 L II 24mm (New)

  • Canon F/2.8 L II 14mm (New)

  • Canon F/2.8 L II 16-35mm

  • Rokkor-X MD F/2.8 24mm

  • Rokkor-X MD F/2.8 35mm

  • Rokkor-X MD F/1.7 50mm

  • Rokkor-X MD F/2.5 100mm

  • Sigma F/2.8 II 70-200mm

  • Canon 580 EX II Flash system

  • Gary Fong Diffusers

  • Tripod & Head by Manfrotto

 Lewin shooting near Lake Tahoe in 2011 - Photo by Anne Lewin

Lewin shooting near Lake Tahoe in 2011 - Photo by Anne Lewin

 Lewin photographing the Tetons in 2012 - Photo by Anne Lewin

Lewin photographing the Tetons in 2012 - Photo by Anne Lewin