For photographer Irene Riegner, who travels the United States as well as nearby cities for her subject matter, the creation of each photo is also an adventure. Her exhibit, TFractured Manhattan: New Work by Irene Riegner, will be displayed at the Highland Park Public Library from December 2 until December 31, 2019. An art reception will be held on Sunday, December 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the meeting room.
“I have always taken photographs, Riegner said. “My first camera was a Kodak Duafle, but recently I decided to do photography more skillfully and creatively. The turning point was my cross-country journey in 2017 from Highland Park, NJ, to Seattle, WA which provided the opportunity for an intensive eleven weeks of uninterrupted photography.”
The Highland Park photographer has also exhibited at the Metuchen Public Library, the Hamilton Street Gallery in Bound Brook and has participated in other art exhibits in Highland Park, Metuchen and in the Middlesex County Senior Art Competition where she won a prize in 2019.
“Through the actual act of photography and digital processing, I realized that for me the photograph was only the beginning of the creative act, the raw material which could be manipulated into something striking and extraordinary”. “My photos are not at that point yet, but I’m working on it”.