Lorne Resnick

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Los Angeles based photographer,?Lorne Resnick?(www.lorneresnick.com) was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His passion for travel and photography keeps him moving around the globe exploring different cultures and countries, capturing unique moments. His pursuit of unique and compelling images has led him to Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Greenland, Cuba, China, across Europe and 22 countries in Africa. From his first book of photographs, ?Live in Concert: 10 years of Rock and Roll, published in 1987, to his latest fine art coffee table book?Cuba – This Moment, Exactly So, featuring 20 years of his photography from Cuba, Resnick has always strived to create images that probe beyond the everyday facade to capture the essential meaning and character of his subjects. He has lived in Amsterdam for six years working on commercial projects and spent more than a year in each of Cuba and Africa working on long-term book projects. Resnick?s striking commercial and fine art images have been exhibited in galleries across Europe and America, and have been used commercially for annual reports, billboards, television, web sites and for worldwide advertising campaigns. He currently has eleven fine art posters published of his travel photography. Resnick recently won the Travel Photographer of the Year award and now leads travel photography workshops around the world.

Lorne Resnick Portfolio

Julia Dean Interviews Lorne Resnick

LACP Founder and Executive Director Julia Dean asks Lorne Resnick?ten questions about his background, career in and beliefs about photography ?

Julia Dean: ?What kind of photographer are you?

Lorne Resnick: ??I am a fine art photographer who creates most of his images traveling to places like Cuba, Africa, Vietnam, etc.

JD: ?How long have you been shooting?

LR: ?About 30 years now. ?It started with my first obsession, and my first book – shooting live rock and roll shows.

JD: ?Where did you get your training?

LR: ?I?am self-taught.

JD: ?When did you know you wanted to devote your life to photography?

LR: ?When I looked at my images from traveling and from those first rock and roll shows and was able to touch the excitement of those actual experiences and communicat that excitement to others.

JD:??Did you ever come close to giving up?

LR: ?I often find it challenging, but I could no more consider giving up photography than thinking away my legs. ?It is a part of me. ?It’s how I see and touch and share the world.

JD:??Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?

LR: ?Occasionally my sanity, but generally I feel lucky to do what I am doing.

JD:??What have you gained by being a photographer?

LR: ?I think being a photographer has enabled me to push myself in directions I would have never otherwise done. It has enabled me to crystalize those peak moments of my life an share them with others.

JD:??What classes do you teach at LACP?

LR: ?I teach “The Art of Travel Photography.”

JD:??What do you love most about teaching?

LR: ?I love the connection to like mined people and the exchange of thoughts, ideas and philosophies.

JD:??What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?

LR: ?I think it’s vital to reach out to other working pros as often and early as possible. ?Only learn from people whose work you love. ?While a mastery of equipment and technique is vital, it’s a unique artistic vision that people really care about and want.