Tyler Orehek – Professional fine art photographer based in Connecticut and New York City. I specialize in natural, portraiture photography with an emphasis on vintage compositions, street photography and documentary-style images. Other areas of focus are interiors, museum and still life photography.
My father was born in Brooklyn at the height of the Great Depression and was 43 when I was born. He saw a lot by then. We were incredibly close and even into my adult years; I would spend countless hours listening to stories from his youth, hearing about the neighborhoods nearby and how it was being the youngest of twelve children. He would tell me about the life-shaping events of his past and the places he traveled to, all in great detail. His words would also bring to life the people and occupations of the times helping me visualize what it must have been like to be there alongside him. The unwavering affection he had for all of his memories good and bad were passed onto me, which is why the America from the early and mid-twentieth century is a special period for me. I wish for my images to be as immersive as possible and take the viewer to those places and moments, like my dad’s stories did for me.
Photographically, I developed a love for the work of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier and Sally Mann, who are known for capturing the most candid and personal of moments. Thus, I gravitated towards vintage historical photography, vintage portraiture work and street photography. I was quick to realize that it was this style in which I wanted to direct my focus.
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