Pool and Foam, 1978
gelatin silver print
image 9 x 7
|Lynn Radeka has traveled and photographed the American landscape extensively since the late 1960s, making the nation's West and Southwest his forte. In the early 1970s, he had the fortuitous opportunity to have his early work critiqued and encouraged by four of his inspirational models, legendary photographers Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Henry Gilpin and Al Weber.
Radeka's photographic images, both color and Black and White, have been showcased in a variety of media. In the early 1990s, he had five distinguished full-color books published: Ghost Towns of the Old West, Historic Towns of America, Forts and Battlefields of the Old West, Legendary Towns of the Old West and Great American Hotels.
His photographs have been published as fine art black and white posters for Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks and his photographic expertise has been shared in numerous technical articles published in major magazines.
Lynn Radeka often blends traditional styles with contemporary techniques. Since the mid 1970s, he has been utilizing a variety of elaborate pin-registered contrast masks designed to coax various degrees of local or overall contrast and brightness in the print. The end result is a unique tactile quality which he strives to achieve in many of his prints.