Laurence Pearlman, Naperville, Illinois Member Since September 2011 Artist Statement I am a 'serious' amateur photographer with specialties in railway and industrial photography. I also do sports photography.
I photograph trains to achieve that perfect picture. To capture a moment in time and to master the challenge of composing the perfect picture, with the perfect subject. Comparing notes with a ‘birder,’ I can’t help but note the similarities in the hobbies. The birder seeks out to find representatives of the species. To document their environment and their passing. So does the Safari photographer for animals. And the train spotter? They are capturing a moment in time for a unique subject matter.. the train.
My works have been published in: * Capture My Chicago * Chicago Daily Herald * Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning * Departures Magazine * Indian Prarie School District 204 * Mazda Motors * Naperville Elite All-Star Cheer Organization * Nike * The Purple Passport * WBBM/CBS * WBEZ * WMAQ/NBC * The Railroad Press * Vancouver Tourism * Village Productions
I have published a coffee table photography book on railways: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/943868