CONTACT: Rich Klein
SUNNYSIDE PHOTOGRAPHER SHOWING WORK AT NEW
QUEENS URBAN MARKET ON SATURDAYS
LONG ISLAND CITY, OCTOBER 18 - Sunnyside resident Rich Klein is displaying some of his fine art photos each Saturday at the new Queens Urban Market that opened October 18-19 in the Standard Motors Building in Long Island City. Visitors to the market can view his work just outside the interior doors of COFFEED. The prints on display are all for sale and can be purchased directly from his website at www.richklein.zenfolio.com.
Klein, 52, is a photographer / videographer who creates compelling images of city and country scenery around New York State, where he has lived all his life.
“Billy Joel nailed it with New York State of Mind,’ Klein said. “I’ve been blessed to have lived near the beaches of Long Island (Massapequa), in the gorgeous Shawangunks (New Paltz) and Catskill Mountains (Bethel), overlooking the Hudson River in Westchester (Irvington), above one of the Finger Lakes (Ithaca) and in three different neighborhoods of Manhattan. I’ve loved New York all my life and now I try to show that love with my cameras.”
A recent Queens transplant, he now shoots increasingly in Sunnyside, Long Island City and Astoria. He also admits to a love affair with the 59th Street Bridge, shooting it often from both sides of the East River and capturing the beautiful city views while stuck in traffic.
Klein is also collaborating with a baby boomer classmate on a coffee table book: “Massapequa: A Pictorial History Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers." The book will explore life in the notable Long Island, NY town from the 1950's through early 1980's and will be available in Summer 2014.
Klein sells his fine art prints online at www.RichKlein.zenfolio.com.