THE FILE 44,000 35mm; 4,000 6x7, 6x12 and 4x5.
NATURAL HISTORY Artistic intimate landscapes and patterns in nature. Ecosystem approach includes landscapes plus birds, mammals, plants, reptiles, amphibians, weather and invertebrates. Extensive wildflower files.
SPECIALTIES Forests, prairies and wetlands in extraordinary light. Bird and mammal behavior and portraits. U.S. national parks and wildlife refuges. Movement in nature: Waves, mammals running, birds in flight. Abstractions in nature. Americana: Rural landscapes, ghost towns, vanishing and vernacular architecture in color and b/w.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Extensive work in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Pacific Northwest. Lives and photographs on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Also Antarctica, California deserts, Colorado Plateau, Great Plains, Midwest, upstate New York, Newfoundland.
CREDITS Magazines: Audubon, Birder's World, Chronicles of Higher Education, Country Extra, Defenders, Ducks Unlimited, Grasduinen, Montana Outdoors, National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, National Wildlife, Natural History, Northwest Parks & Wildlife, Northwest Travel, Prevention, Seattle Magazine, US News & World Report. Books: Chanticleer, Lyons & Burford, National Geographic, Publications International. Calendars: Barnes & Noble, Country Magazine, Firefly Books, Impact, Sierra Club, Weather Channel. Other: Advertising brochures, CD-ROMs, encyclopedias, National Park Service exhibit, postcards. Agent: Bruce Coleman (NY).
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS B.S. and M.S., natural resources. Former exhibit and publication designer and nature center director. Wrote and illustrated wildflower book for BLM. Published writer. Strong abilities in design and color.
COMMENTS High resolution images available by ftp, cd, or dvd. Available for assignments. Websites: http://www.leerentz.com and http://www.PenguinPhotographs.com
NONEDITORIAL SERVICES Slide shows and workshops for camera clubs and other organizations. Fine art limited-edition photographic prints made by the photographer.