My name is Chuck Lembo. I'm an architect, but I have always been interested in photography. My grandfather was heavily into photography, and when I was 13 years old he gave me my first and only camera lesson, using his fully manual 35mm Canon AE-1. I have no other formal training.
In college I became interested in black and white photography, having to take pictures of countless architectural models for portfolios and presentations. From there, I began to explore black and white infrared film photography.
I received my Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology in 1991 and became a Registered Architect in the State of New York in 1994. I have been the managing partner in my own architectural firm since 1998.
After purchasing a new camera for use on a trip to Europe, I decided to re-purpose my 15 year old Nikon D70 DSLR and had it permanently modified to take color infrared photos. Since then I have acquired and converted both a Nikon D7000 DSLR and Nikon Z50 Mirrorless to full spectrum, so I can use a variety of infrared filters for different effects. This has become my passion, and while I love all types, I now concentrate almost exclusively on color infrared photography.
My artwork has been selected by several local, national and international juries for rotating exhibits, and I am currently a curated member of the Firefly Artists Collaborative Gallery in Northport, New York. My photography has been featured in the following exhibits:
The Streets - The Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Your Best Shot 2021 - HONORABLE MENTION - Foto Foto Gallery, Huntington, NY
Deck the Halls 2020 - Gallery North, East Setauket, NY
Dynamic: Shadow and Light - Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Light - The A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
September Exhibit - The Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Liquid / Sky - The Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Scapes - The Catbird Seat Gallery, Sayville, NY
Portals - The Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY
Deck the Halls 2019 - Gallery North, East Setauket, NY
Street Life - The Long Island Photo Gallery, Islip, NY
In Motion - The Catbird Seat Gallery, Sayville, NY
A First Time for Everything - The Long Island Photo Gallery, Islip, NY
Visit my website at www.chucklembophotography.com
Black and White Photography