We first met photographer Laurie Lambrecht a couple of years ago during a New York Times photo shoot and were instantly charmed by her dynamic personality and undeniable talent. So last week when we saw an e-mail from her in our inbox, we opened it immediately and discovered yet another reason why this internationally known shutterbug is so well respected in the art and photography world.
From 1990 through 1992, Lambrecht worked as a part-time assistant for Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, helping him inventory his studio in preparation for his 1993 retrospective at the Guggenheim here in New York. While they were re-visiting files and scrapbooks together, Lichtenstein encouraged her to make photographs from time to time, and was often pleased and amused by the results. Lambrecht’s photos offer fascinating insight into Lichtenstein’s working processes and source materials, as well as being vibrant works of art in their own right. The two grew close over the course of her work with him, and he became one of her mentors. "He was so precise in his visual and aesthetic choices. And he was a very generous person. We had great conversations," she said.
We're crazy about the results and were eager to share a few of the colorful images from this newly emerged series of photographs. To see even more you can visit Laurie's website here or check out The Drawing Room in East Hampton which represents her work. You can also read more about her time with Lichtenstein on the always inspiring website Lens Culture. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! (Photos by Laurie Lambrecht)