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About Lenny Foster

Lenny Foster’s photography career began in 1993, after a trip to the Southwest. During that two week vacation, in photographing the wide expanse of sky, unique architecture and varied landscape, Lenny created images that inspired him to hang up his coat and tie after 15 years in the automobile business. He then moved from the Washington, D.C. area to Taos, New Mexico, determined to pursue and develop this new-found passion for photography. He traveled many back roads in northern New Mexico, in search of “sacred moments,” the focal point for much of his early career. Travels to West Africa, Tahiti, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas afforded Lenny the opportunity to see firsthand how beauty and Spirit are reflected in the landscape, architecture, and in the faces and hands of people in every culture.

The work created in those first few years marked the beginning of bodies of work that he is still developing and which continue to receive great acclaim. Lenny has been priviledged to have his work in many private collections, both nationally and worldwide. His photography has been in several prominent institutions, such as the Harwood Museum in Taos, NM, and in the Albuquerque Museum, as well as in the permanent collection at the Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Lenny Foster has been honored with the distinction of being recognized as a Taos Living Master by the Taos Fall Arts Committee in 2007, and in 2010 Lenny’s image, The Spirit of Bandelier won The Patsy Schumacher Best of Show award at the Taos Fall Arts Festival. His photographs have been recognized by various national and statewide publications and purchased three times by New Mexico Art’s Council’s Art in Public Places program.

For the last thirteen years Lenny has had the good fortune to own and operate the Living Light Photography Studio/Gallery, which has just relocated to downtownTaos (on the boardwark), in The historic Joseph Liebert House on Kit Carson Rd.

With the ebook of Healing Hands project recently published, Lenny plans to release it in coffee table form and will aslo create the Fleur du Soleil in both an ebook and coffee table book format. In 2012, Lenny’s photographic endeavors will likely take him to Hawaii, Morocco and Ethiopia, France, and Peru to create wonderful images and to have more incredible adventures. (go back)