Richard H. Lord - Durham, NH
I’ve been seriously interested in photography since getting my first single-lens reflex camera as a teenager in the 1960s. Following a 30 year career in electronics engineering, I have resumed a dedicated intense interest in photography again. My focus is mainly concentrated in three areas; botanical studies, river related nature photography, and portraits of jazz musicians in performance.
I have recently become a jurored member of the New Hampshire Art Association. My work is on display at the NHAA gallery in Portsmouth, at the Bagelry in Durham, The Blue Moon health food store in Exeter and the gift shop at Fuller Gardens.
Beginning in 2001, I
have spent extensive time photographing the
am a lifelong steward of the
My third major interest
comes out of my love of jazz and the musicians who create it.
have a deep emotional connection with their music.
Nowhere is this more evident than in live unrehearsed musical
performance in the intimacy of a small nightclub setting, where musical
creativity is inspired and energized by the complex evolving
interactions that develop between the musicians, enhanced by their close
relationship with the audience. For
the last four years I have been working to capture this emotion and
energy in black and white ambient-light photographs of these musicians
in live performance, in large part at the Press Room on