Leo Howard Lubow

Leo Howard Lubow

Leo Howard Lubow is a writer, educator, and award-winning photographer who specializes in portraits, headshots, commercial & promotional images, and fine art prints. He offers courses in digital photography, Photoshop, and black & white photography, both in his studio and in association with educational organizations such as Johns Hopkins University (The Odyssey Program) and the Horizon Workshops (Summit, University of Delaware). Lubow also conceives, photographs and designs CD covers and inserts for musicians. Since 1997, when he gave up his practice as a business litigator, he has completed an existential thriller, written articles on interests ranging from jazz to boxing, and created a varied body of images for clients and magazines, including: Simon & Schuster, The Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, JazzTimes, the Monterey Jazz Festival, NPR.org, Baltimore Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Style Magazine, and American Dog Magazine. Lubow also has photographed almost 100 billboards/posters for the Show Your Soft Side Campaign, a pro-bono anti-animal abuse effort that continues to grow, presently reaching a Facebook audience of close to 250,000 each week. In his personal work, Lubow’s interest lies in the individual or lone traveler, separated from the mainstream of life, whether it be a musician lost in the music, a sailboat racing a storm, a street artist with no audience, or a homeless person sleeping beneath a billboard of vampires. In short, he looks for emotional resonance in the isolated moment. Lubow lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife, Annette, and their cat, Chihuahua puppy & Havanese puppy, one of whom is very bad.
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The Environmental Portrait as Visual Metaphor: Select Photographs from Alfred Eisenstaedt and Arnold Newman

While any good portrait presents a challenge, the “environmental portrait” presents the special challenge of placing the subject in surroundings that tell us something about


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Finding a Decisive Moment for The Waiting Stage

If Henri Cartier-Bresson isn’t my favorite photographer, he’s certainly in the top two or three.  And while many of his images don’t speak to me,