Loren Fisher, Photographer
Working as a professional photographer since 1978, Loren Fisher has photographed subjects as diverse the Olympics in Seoul, Korea, eagles in Alaska, transporting horses in a 747 from Germany, the 106 covered bridges of Vermont, in the dressing room with the Rockettes and backstage with Bruce Springsteen.
Loren has published two photography books: “Pope John Paul II: An American Celebration” which documented the papal visit to New York, New Jersey and Baltimore and “Branson Backstage” which looks at the phenomenon of 35 live music theaters in Branson, Missouri.
Crawling through the woods, donning waders in swamps and searching out what’s good is what keeps Loren excited. While he has traveled to 50 states and 20 countries, Loren loves to seek out the beauty that surrounds him locally.
Loren also displays his work at his Bedminster, NJ, gallery and at select juried art festivals. He teaches workshops locally and at great destinations around the world including Iceland, Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, France, Italy and Guatemala.
Loren started working in newspapers in 1978 as a staff photographer and worked for seven newspapers in Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, plus USA Today as a photographer, photo editor and graphics editor. He was Managing Editor/Digital for two N.J. Gannett newspapers, the Home News Tribune and Courier News and oversaw the combined website.
He is a past president of the New Jersey chapter of ASMP and was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University teaching photography, multimedia and video in the journalism department.
Loren lives in Woodstock, VT and Somerville, N.J. with his wife, Robin Gaby Fisher.
Ron Lake, Photographer
Ron Lake is a professional fine art travel and landscape photographer specializing in large scale colorful images taken from around the world. Whether it be his stunning signature image of purple lavender rows leading up to the Abbaye de Senanque, or the exquisite Riva Classica vintage boat positioned in front of an incredible early morning view of Positano, Ron always strives to make a photograph from a unique angle of view to give the observer a true sense of being there…as if you can walk into the photo. Above all, it is still the early morning or late afternoon golden hour light magically beaming down on some place that Ron has never seen before that truly drives his passion for photography.
As an artist, Ron holds an M.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Pratt Institute. Throughout his professional career, he has continuously looked for the cutting edge in technique and technology in order to fulfill his obsession with capturing incredible depth of field, detail and drama in his images. As Ron has expanded his European portfolios, the combination of a Hasselbad 503cx with a Leaf Mamiya Credo 40 Digital Back and the latest photographic printing capabilities have taken his images to a different level, especially with regard to size. He gets great fulfillment in seeing his photographs come to life on large metal and plexiglass surfaces mostly 30×40 and 40×60. His favorite client request is “Can you make it bigger?”
Ron is a sought out critic and instructor of photography, also combining his love for travel with education by leading travel photography workshops in Europe, New York City and New England. The workshop offerings can be seen on www.meetup.com under Westport Travel Photography, and www.ronlake.com. He currently resides in Westport, CT with his family.
Bob Wagner, Photographer
Bob has taken pictures all his life but only in the last couple of years has he become interested in photography as an art form. Bob’s goal is to move away from ‘on-the-fly’ snapshots and create images worthy of hanging on a wall. Bob trained as an electrical engineer and spent over 35 years in the Boston high tech industry before retiring and moving to Vermont.
In 2017, Bob bought his first DSLR camera and joined Loren and Ron on a workshop to Provence France exploring the lavender fields. It was here that he stared to develop an eye for landscape photography. Subsequent trips to Maine, Iceland, Chile and Italy have further cemented Bob’s love of photography.
Bob looks for images that ‘invite you in’, that ask you to somehow participate, or pose the question what happens next? These are the images that bring a smile to our faces and sometimes our hearts.
Chip Evans, Contemporary Realist Painter
Chip began his art career at Carnegie Mellon where he grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He learned to paint oils at Mercersburg Academy and continued his studies of art at Washington & Jefferson College.
He says his art is all about the light. ”If I can capture the light on canvas, you feel what I felt.”
Chip has been painting over 50 years. He was the leading selling artist at Gallery On The Green in Woodstock, Vermont for the last 14 years with over a million in original oil sales.
Although he teaches studio and plein air oil painting, Chip says, “I remain a student and never stop learning.”