As summer 2017 gets underway tomorrow, want to share a little about what projects I've been working on and where you can find me (and my work) in the next few months.
1-- The Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor has a members exhibit opening May 27 and running through June 25. I have a piece on exhibit and hope you check out all the great local artists.
2 -- I am helping to curate an exhibit opening June 16 at the Liberty Museum and Art Gallery. The theme is "Barns of the Catskills." It will include photos, paintings, architectural drawings and more.
4-- I am shooting for two great local businesses: The Fosterdale Motor Lodge, which will have a new website up in a few weeks, and The Fat Lady Cafe in Kauneonga Lake, where I am shooting delicious dishes, kitchen and dining scenes and more for their Facebook page. You can also find me shooting the local music scene, sports and other community events.
5-- Rich Klein New York Photography just shot a fun newborn photography session with a lovely family from Liberty, NY. They were smart to choose the historic Stone Arch Bridge in Kenoza Lake as a backdrop. Once I get client clearance, hope to post a few proofs.
6-- Since April, I've been a freelance photographer and reporter for the Sullivan County Democrat. Many don't know that I started my career as a political writer/editor and later as a daily newspaper sports writer. But now I get to shoot and write -- and it's been a blast. And really looking forward to photographing two significant Memorial Day parades/events - one in Liberty and the other in Wurtsboro.
7-- With many flea markets and farmer's markets opening this weekend, I expect to be selling photographs and possibly some books throughout the summer around Sullivan County. Visit Rich Klein and Rich Klein New York Photography as well as The Catskills of Sullivan County on Facebook for my schedule. And I would love to meet anyone who has bought my books online..so please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can meet and so I can thank you with a discount on prints. I'd be honored as well to sign books and prints.
Best 50 Landscape Photographs From Past Five Years
I've selected the best 50 landscape photographs that I've shot over the past five years, all now available for purchase directly from my website.
The gallery includes New York State, North Carolina, Boston, Italy and more.
You'll see lots of mountains and water because I am eternally drawn to both.
Let me know what you think and thanks, as always, for supporting an artist!
-- Rich Klein (February 24, 2017)
t was certainly an exciting year at Rich Klein New York Photography. Here are some highlights I'd like to share:
1-- Shot, edited and published The Catskills of Sullivan County: A Photography Journey, which also led to local media coverage.
2-- Expanded our photography services to include concert photography, boudoir, portraits and corporate/association events. See our portfolio here.
3-- Finished second full year of month-long photography exhibits throughout Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island that started with the 2014 publication of Massapequa: A Pictorial History Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers
4-- Secured a permanent installation of a landscape print in my hometown Massapequa (NY) Public Library
5- Helped drive the successful launch of the Bethel (NY) Arts Council as a member of the Steering Committee
6-- Was official photographer for New York State Travel Industry Association and Sullivan County Visitors Association annual meetings.
8-- Shot my first "Fall Foliage"/country wedding celebration at The Arnold House in Livingston Manor, NY
9-- Participated in first Bethel Book & Photo Fair at the Catskill Distilling Company, where I sold my Catskills book and local fine art prints.
10-- Installed first "all monochrome exhibit"
And 2017 is off to an exciting start. On January 21, I will be chronicling a group of women traveling from upstate New York to Washington, DC to participate in the Women's March on Washington -- and expect that some of those photos will be published in a local newspaper.
Do you have a business or life event scheduled in 2017 and want to create fine art photographic memories?
Please get in touch to save the date. email: email@example.com / Phone: 917-470-3073. And please follow us on Instagram @richkleinny and Twitter @RichKleinNYS
Wishing everyone a joyous and successful 2017.
-- Rich Klein
I am pleased to share two articles about my new book The Catskills of Sullivan County: A Photography Journey, that was published in October 2016.
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Contact: Rich Klein
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New Photography Book Showcasing Sullivan County’s Catskills Now Available
Bethel, NY, October 12, 2016 – Town of Bethel resident Rich Klein has just published his second photography book entitled, The Catskills of Sullivan County: A Photography Journey.
The 100-page book contains photographs taken between 2013 and 2016 from around Sullivan County. It includes many landscapes, historic buildings, wildlife and a few elect shots of local events.
Klein started coming to the region as a toddler in the early 1960s, visiting his paternal grandparents at The Huff House in Roscoe. His father, Robert, went to Ten Mile River Scout Camp in Narrowsburg in the late 1930s -- then became good friends with Eddie Fisher, who he met at Grossinger’s in the mid 1940s. His mother,Gerri, spent many childhood summers at a small hotel in Monticello.
Klein and his sister Patti attended Camp Kennybrook in Monticello in 1967 and 1968. And, from 1969 through 1977, the family attended Camp Ma-Ho-Ge on Silver Lake in Bethel. His parents worked at both camps in exchange for free tuition.
“When I moved to Smallwood full time in 2006, I realized that the incredible beauty of the region remained largely unchanged -- even though the old economy had changed after the death of the Borscht Belt era.”
Klein, a member of the steering committee of the newly formed Bethel Council of the Arts, added:
“I could not think of a better time to publish a book like this. Sullivan County is getting well deserved attention again as a leading tourist destination and I hope my book does its part to bring the masses back to the region.”
This is the second photography book by Klein, who grew up in Massapequa Park on Long Island and graduated from SUNY-New Paltz with a B.S. in English/Journalism. In late 2014, he
co-authored Massapequa: A Pictorial History Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers and that led to multiple, month-long photography exhibits in Nassau County in 2015 and 2016. His work is also on permanent display at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in Massapequa.
Klein, owner of Rich Klein New York Photography, has also photographed a variety of Sullivan County events including Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meetings and a fundraiser at The Arnold House. He also photographed the Allyson Whitney Foundation 5K Race in Kauneonga Lake earlier this year -- and included two of his favorite race photos in the book. He has been hired to shoot engagement sessions, weddings and boudoir and also enjoys street and concert photography.