Photographer Lee Backer will be exhibiting some of his latest works for the first time to the public; one exception was accepted in a juried competition earlier this year.
This series of color photographs follow the collection’s namesake in theme – they were all taken at twilight as New York’s various landscapes transition from the bustle of the day to its luminescent eve.
The exhibit will be at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City.
I have been photographing since 1969. My main interest has been landscapes, both natural and man-made.
My passion for natural landscapes began as a boy in rural northwest New Jersey. Exploring the woods, fields, and streams near my home, I found that certain places—a pine forest, a rock cliff, a rushing brook—beckoned me back. Three elements of the landscape—trees, rocks, and water—are recurrent subjects of my photographs.
After college, I moved to New York city and soon began exploring all of its urban diversity. I find the urban landscape just as seductive as the pastoral landscapes of my youth.
Since my retirement from a career in technology, I have dedicated myself full-time to photography. My wife, Joan, and I now divide our time between New York City and the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.