My photos are spontaneous observations of life and my surroundings. I shoot primarily with digital cameras, although occasionally also still use traditional film. Ironically, when I want to make a final image in black and white, I strive through digital post-production techniques to make the final photo look as much like film as possible.
Ed Lara has been making photographs for over thirty years. He has exhibited in various CAG-sponsored shows, and two of his photographs were selected from artists across 5 states as part of a juried photo exhibit at the Perkins Art Center in Moorestown NJ in 2011. Ed seeks order and simplicity in found objects and situations; his favorite photographic genres are street/documentary, travel, nature and aviation. Ed has led a parallel life as a marketing executive, spending many years marketing major health care products in the US and across Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Ed lives in Westfield, New Jersey, with his wife, the painter and poet, Joyann Cabanos, and sons Jaime and Javier, who are both emerging visual, musical and performance artists as well.