January Artist of the Month – Visual: Joan Lederer
I am a physician by trade and a photographer by passion. Something about trying to capture a moment and having that moment be quintessential intrigues and challenges me. Through photography I am trying to uncover the inner truths of others and myself. Sounds pretentious but the more I work the more I realize that is my search. I am most attracted to street photography and environmental portraiture as that often depicts people without as many masks. My goal is for the photographs to both reverberate with the viewer and still be somewhat mysterious. Not sure I ever achieve my ultimate goal but the attempts are gratifying and spiritual for me.