Lara Wechsler Photography / Biography

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

Solo Shows

Nov. 29th - Jan. 6th, 2008:: Coney Island: The Lost Horizon
440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Shows

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