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

Hello, everyone. For the most part, I am a self-taught professional photographer learning camera skills and a wide scope of perspectives from behind the lens through a richly filled combination of studying the pioneers of photography in the mid to late 19th Century and masters of the 20th century. In addition, art history included studying painters like Johannes Vermeer and Claude Monet, for two examples, for their use of light and composition, and art and design, all in the pursuit of developing my own artistic interpretations.

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 cannot be deemed as "Straight Photography", nonetheless, I stay clear of trends that can lead to what some refer to as hyper-reality and composite photography, and instead, maintain a photographic canvas that does not transcend the natural psycho-physiological 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 to the world around us

Visualization is the key to “seeing”: elaborating on the old trope, "Stop and smell the roses", reminds us to be cognizant of our surroundings by slowing down to experience the sensations that infiltrate our space we do not notice in our hurried pace. Experience 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. A stronger awareness of the world around us helps expose 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 

Photographic Society of America

I am very proud to be a member of this wonderful organization: the PSA is for all levels of photography - for those just picking up a camera to emerging artist and the professional! With special attention to Education - the PSA offers every photographer a chance to learn new concepts - click on the logo to be redirected to the website and have a look around. Thank you.

Current Affiliations:

  • Board of Director member at Gilmer Arts in Ellijay, Georgia

  • PSA - Photographic Society of America

  • PSA - Group-87 General Administrator

  • PPA - Professional Photographers of America

  • BPG - Booth Museum Photography Guild

  • Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association and Photography Guild

  • North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)

Art Education:

  • Studied at FIT and Mayor School of Fashion and Design - 1975-1983

  • Studied at Albany State University - 2017-2018

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

  • Canon F/1.4 50mm

  • Canon F/2.8L Macro 100mm (New)

  • 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 600 EX II-RT Flash system (New)

  • 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