to me, involves seeing the light and capturing the moment: the colorful illumination in the sky just before sunrise; bright sunlight dancing on the bubbling current, the glint in the eye of a mockingbird, soft reflected light caressing the face of a child, the dynamic reflection of the setting sun on the beach.
As a photographer, I use my camera to share with others my vision of the world.
I have been making photographs for as long as I can remember. From images of nature and my surroundings growing up in northern Germany, to photo-journalism in Hamburg, Germany. I always gravitated toward a career in photography.
Immigrating to the United States in the 1970s, I built a career in portrait photography, and ran a successful studio for over 30 years. I was proud to earn the degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. Nothing has pleased me more than successfully portraying my subjects in a beautiful and flattering light .
My images always reflect the things I love. I aspire to capture in a beautiful light, moments from my world so that everyone can see beauty as I see it.
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~Jurgen Lorenzen 2014
"We don't make a photograph just with a camera, we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved." ~ Ansel Adams
"Time runs and flows and only our death can stop it. The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity." ~Henri Cartier-Bresson.