Lester Blum
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Drawing upon his artistic vision for design, balance, and color as exemplified in his career as a menswear designer, Lester Blum began exploring photography thirteen years ago.  Primarily self taught, he works in both black/white and color, photographing a diversity of subjects ranging from florals to portraits to landscapes to artistic nudes.

Published Books
Tarnished Jewel Cuba - 
http://www.blurb.com/b/7718141-tarnished-jewel-cuba
Invisible -
http://www.blurb.com/b/7266148-invisible
Distant Dreams Myanmar - http://www.blurb.com/b/7013544-distant-dreams-myanmar
I Still Remember
http://www.blurb.com/b/6571818-i-still-remember
Warrior of Hope  -
http://www.blurb.com/b/6293708-warrior-of-hope
available at amazon.com/author/lesterblum
Divine Land - China 
Aloha Maui
Beyond the Door - A Visual Journey in Spain
Perception of Christ
Hands: The Embodiment of Man 
Manography -
The Sensual to the Erotic

2017 - Warrior of Hope/I Still Remember - Fine Art Galleries - Allentown, PA
          I Am What I Am...We Are Who We Are - Pride Center of Staten Island
          Invisible -            SAGE Center Midtown - New York, NY - July
                                    The HUB - Miami Beach, FL - May 
          Group Exhibitions:
          Portraiture: Looking at Photography - Black Box Gallery - Portland, OR
          Portals - Photo Place Gallery - Middlebury, VT
          The Face - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          Focus: Narrative Photography - Black Box Gallery - Portland, OR
          Music Video - Erotico
2016 - I Still Remember - LGBTQ Center of Durham, NC
          East of the Sun - Bronxville Women's Club - Bronxville, NY
          Warrior of Hope/I Still Remember - SAGE Center Midtown
                                     New York, NY
          Invisible - Pride Center of Staten Island, NY
          Group Exhibitions:
          In Stillness - Dark Room Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          NVAL 2016 International Juried Photography Show - Carter 
                                     House Gallery - Redding, CA
2015 - I Still Remember - Pride Center of Staten Island, NY 
          Warrior of Hope -  OC LGBT Center on 4th, Santa Ana, CA                                                          Dec 
                                     Pride Center of Staten Island, NY Sept.
                                     Prince St. Project Space - Leslie-Lohman                                                        Museum, New York, NY  July
          Group Exhibitions
          Rural Impressions - NYC4PA - Jadite Galleries - NY, NY
          Art Forward - Montecito, CA - Bronze award for Narrow                                                  Gorge
          The Full Spectrum - North Valley Art League - Redding, CA -
                                       Merit award for Despair
          Portraits - NYC4PA - New Century Artists - NY, NY

2014 - Self Portraits by Others by Hunter O'Hanian
          Group Exhibition: Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions
              Photo Place Gallery Middlebury, VT
2013 - Macabre Art Magazine - The Best of 2013  
          Macabre Art Magazine Issue 3 - 8 photographs included 
          Group Exhibitions: 
          NY Photo Club - Leslie Lohman Museum Project
               Space New York, NY            
2012 - Group Exhibitions:
          Open 2012 - West Side Arts Coalition - New York, NY
          Home - West Side Arts Coalition - New York, NY
          Postcards From the Edge - Cheim & Read Gallery 
                New York, NY
2011 - Group Exhibitions:
          Persona - Darkroom Gallery Essex Junction, VT
          Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition for 
                 Non Members at Salmagundi Art Club - New York, NY
          Phone-O-Graphic - Darkroom Gallery Essex Junction, VT
          As We See It - The Center New York, NY
2010 - Kissed  an anthology published by Bruno Gmunder 
          Indulgences  Aphrodite Gallery  Philadelpia, PA 
          Group Exhibitions:
          Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition for
                Non Members at Salmagundi Art Club - New York, NY
          Global Rhythm - Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA
          Tattoo Show - The Center New York, NY
          Inside Out: Portraiture Today - Watchung Art Center
                                                    Watchung, NJ
          Nailed - BWAC Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
          The Human Landscape - Limner Gallery Hudson, NY
          Rogue Space/Chelsea - New York, NY 
          Focal Resolution 1 Climate Gallery Long Island City, NY
2009 - Honorable Mention Raandesk's Juried Exhibition New York 
          Sing Si Schwartz Memorial Award for Photography 
                the Salmagundi Club's Annual Juried Photography and 
                Graphics Exhibition in New York
          Group Exhibitions:
          Art In Changing Perspectives BWAC Red Hook, New York
          The Words of Color BWAC Red Hook, New York
          Another Photography Show Empire State Studio Oceanside, 
                 NY
          As We See It - The Center New York, NY
2008 - Publicity and theater lobby photos for the play, The Rarest of
                 Birds
          Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition for Non  
                 Members at the Salmagundi Club New York 
          
 

His photographs are included in numerous domestic and international private and museum collections.  Lester continues to refine his photography with new concepts and techniques for capturing his wide range of subjects.

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