I consider myself a street photographer; my camera is always on hand and I shoot at anything that strikes my interest in public places. I constantly pay attention to people, composition and lighting.
My love for New York City has always motivated me. The city offers a plethora of visual stimuli and my goal is to capture this visual bounty. I have had a strong commitment to street photography since 1988. I capture reality - by using a wide-angle lens and avoiding postcard compositions. I seek the raw, claustrophobic crowd and congestion of the city, not just with people, but also inanimate objects. I relish people or objects that get in the way of the otherwise "perfect" shot.
Over the years, I have developed a style that combines the finesse of fine art with the grit of street photography. Unusual captures, composition and angles burst through my city scenes.
Currently I am a member The Brooklyn Arts Council and The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.
All images on this website: © Copyright Lara Wechsler / All rights reserved
Nov. 29th - Jan. 6th, 2008:: Coney Island: The Lost Horizon 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 10 - June 15, 2008:: Spring Ahead BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
May 22 - June 5, 2008:: Rockers & Posers BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
April 12 - May 12, 2008:: First Annual Represent Brooklyn TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
March 28 - April 26, 2008:: Juried Street Photography Exhibition The Center for Fine Art Photograpy, Ft. Collins, CO
July 28th - August 19th, 2007:: Really Big Art Show BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
July 10th - Aug. 4th, 2007:: National Photography Competition Exhibition Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
June 28th - July 29th, 2007:: Third Annual Small Works Show 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 12th - June 17th, 2007:: 15th Spring: Connections BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
May 4th - May 31st, 2007:: Human Interactions The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
March 30th - April 15th, 2007:: Small Works Show Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
March 9th - May 1st, 2007:: Look See:: Photographs On Reflection Dizzy's Diner put on by the Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
February 24th - March 4th, 2007:: Look See:: Photographs On Reflection Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
January 11th - February 18th, 2007:: Process Show 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 30th - October 29th, 2006:: Fall Group Show: Experimentation, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY