Lynn Radeka has traveled and
photographed the American landscape extensively since the late 1960’s,
making the nation’s West and Southwest his forte. In the early 1970's,
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 1990’s, 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. He was also selected by Smithmark Publishing to print the photographs for the black and white book Master of Light: Ansel Adams and His Influences. More recently he was featured in the book World’s Top Photographers: Landscape.
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. Radeka is
also the co-author of the Contrast Masking Kit manual,
a technical book about photographic contrast masking for the
traditional print. Additionally, his original prints are on display in
several private, corporate and museum collections as well as galleries
throughout the country.
Lynn Radeka often blends traditional styles with contemporary
techniques. Since the mid 1970's, he has been utilizing a variety of
elaborate pin-registered contrast masks for his traditional prints,
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 his work.