Back in 1990 when I first moved to NYC I took a lot of pictures with an SLR and a 28mm around town, mostly black and white. I then would devolop and print them myself in the nyc rent a dark rooms, back then $7/hr. Then I stopped for a long time and digital cameras became popular and got back into photography

edit (April 9th, 2007): I am back to film only as of the last few months, mostly color and some BW film.

For my upcoming exhibition that I may be having check:

The greatest thing I have to say about Flickr is that it is awesome seeing so many great photos from all over the world. And all you street photographers especially it is fun seeing the different places of the world through your eyes. I have learned of some cities in countries I didn't know about that look fabulous in your photos. I would love a flickr meet that I could meet everyone from all over the world. There is such a variety of people on here it is great.

I have also learned a lot here on Flickr. I have learned about photographers I hadn't known before, cameras I haven't heard of before and about all the NYC labs and online labs. I have learned techniques I hadn't know before like HDR, I have never heard or seen it before using flickr and I would not have still known about it if I had not used flickr. The list goes on. Thanks everyone.
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I got an honorable mention at the New York Photo Festival's (NYPH) NY Photo Awards on May 15th in the category of "Best Student Personal work/ Fine Art-Single"


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    lorenzodom says:

    "oh, lara.

    why do you do this to me?


    just as i had reached the peak of mount olympus and i reveled in the glory of being all alone...there you were, waiting for me....

    woe is vanity. oh, fates why do you torture me so? why do you taunt me with such talent, why did you introduce me to the like of shveckle?

    must she be so other-worldly? must she be so fricken above-and-beyond? why do i have to climb and sweat and cry as i batter others down on my way to the top only to find her in quiet respose, waiting, whistling, wondering what took me so long.



    Author of 25 Lessons I’ve Learned about Photography,
    the #1 Photo Essay and Artist Biography on for 2010!


    November 3rd, 2010

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    gumanow says:

    "An inspiration to many here on flickr and certainly me. Always love to see what she has going on, and what she has to say. She always speaks her mind."

    June 11th, 2008

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    i didn't mean to go to Stoke says:

    "Lara's street photography is sheer poetry, a formal mastery of composition, stunning use of shadows and above all the ability to capture ironic and distanced shots of street life in all its absurdity.
    her warmth and humanism reminds me of the great Robert Doisneau. Lara a master in the making and remember where you saw her first."

    August 26th, 2007

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    joewig says:

    "She's eclectic;
    she's innovative;
    she's awe inspiring;
    she's a dynamo of energy and ideas
    all coherently making a brilliantly talented street photographer.

    I have never failed to be impressed by her work or learn from her ventures into new terrain. She seems to be forever learning, expanding, and mastering a shooting situation before moving on. She does what every inspired photographer ought to do--continues shooting to hone her craft and never settles on her last great image.

    Thank you Lara."

    February 12th, 2007

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    coccodrillo says:

    "shveckle's images are that rare miracle -- NYC street photography that always manages to surprise. shevckle, a fearless photographer, is unable to shoot a cliché -- and her sometimes gritty but always deeply human look at the city is something to be truly cherished. and she always manages to find light -- and humanity -- even in the lowest light shots. thank you shveckle for all your work, and the generosity that makes you share it with us."

    January 1st, 2007

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    jon madison says:

    "she represents her NYC well (down to the name--from where else could Shveckle Havemeyer be :). i'm amazed and have been schooled and inspired by her work.

    Thanks for spending some time 'round here."

    December 19th, 2006

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    vicequeenmaria says:

    "I have nothing but amazing things to say about Shveckle. First of all, she is a friend true and tried with the test of time. But also, she has been a practicioner and lover of the art of photography for many years and I am so happy that in her most recent reincarnation as Renaissance Woman -- shveckle, woman, wife and mother -- she has in her own Shveckle way followed her passion for photography while still wearing all these hats!

    There's a little of Shveckle in all these photos and I hope she will continue to bless the world with her point of view ..."

    October 26th, 2006

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    smushypoop says:

    "um i testify to her greatness and absurdity in all its glowiest terms!"

    June 14th, 2006

Lara Wechsler aka Shveckle Havameyer
March 2006
Brooklyn, United States
I am:
Female and Taken
Lara Wechsler Photography