Name: Larry A Brechner
Country: United States
Intro: Creative Photography is more than making a simple visual recording, it involves the innovative artistry and vision of a photographer, who manipulates the given visual elements in order to both preserve and represent the subject while creating New Perspectives.
- Larry A Brechner -

Working as a theatrical lighting designer and musical theater stage director for over forty years, Larry's photography has been largely avocational; mostly used in his own design and directing portfolio, or for promotional/publicity, production pictures, including actor headshots. His work with stage lighting gives him a special understanding and a unique vision for his artistic photography. He has been active as a fine art photographer for over thirty years.

His artistic photography work is mostly in landscapes, scenic, nature, still life, buildings, nautical themes, plus includes abstract figure studies and aerial work. Larry's work is exhibited in galleries throughout Northwest Indiana and Suburban Chicago plus appears in several private collections, and appeared in several regional calendars and coffee table books.

Larry earned his Doctor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies, and received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Purdue University Calumet in Radio/TV/Theater Production and Management. He works as the Auditorium Director for the School Town of Munster's (Indiana) 1000 seat theater plus Producer/Director of the Munster Theatre Company. Prior to that was the Theatre Administrator/Production Manager for The Center for Visual & Performing Arts professional theater operation Theatre at The Center, also serving as resident lighting designer. He also worked as an adjunct professor at Calumet College.

Larry previously worked as Auditorium/Theater Director for Highland's Monbeck Auditorium for 13 years. He has been active as an on-air pledge host for WYIN-TV/Lakeshore public television/radio, plus on the board of directors for Lakeshore Public TV/Radio, Leadership Northwest Indiana, and formally on the LakeNET board now on their advisory board, plus is a web site designer. He is a 1997 recipient of the Purdue University Calumet Distinguished Corporate/Community Service Award, the 2010 Purdue University Calumet Alumni Leadership Award, and the 1999 Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership. Larry is a voting member for the recording industry's Grammy Awards.

Outside of photography, Larry is a instrument-rated commerical pilot (ASEL) and active in amateur radio WB9FQS.

Please visit Larry's sites at:
Trek Earth
Trek Nature

Larry's New Perspectives Photography web site at:

New Perspectives on Facebook at:

Read an interview with Larry at:

A Note to My Fellow TL colleagues:

I try to view every image at least every day or so, and at least mark notes that are "useful" whenever possible. Unfortunately, due to my heavy theater/concert schedule, I do not always get an opportunity to critique the many wonderful images on TL as often as I like (or even post my own images as often as I would like). Also, I usually want to share useful notes about my image postings, and sometimes do not have time to compose a worthy note so often I end up not posting an image.

Thanks for your understanding - I am always inspired by the variety and creativity of the diverse TL members.
Member Since: 2010-12-19
Camera: Canon A-1, Canon AE-1, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon Rebel T1i, Canon T90
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