Michael Reichmann

January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann


About Michael Reichmann

Photo by Nick Devlin – 2015

Michael Reichmann has been both a professional photographer as well as avid amateur for more than 50 years.  Born in England, he was raised and educated in Quebec.  He began his photographic career in a commercial studio and then worked as a medical photographer at a major teaching hospital in Montreal.  A one-man gallery exhibition and TV special at age 20 lead to a position as staff photographer for The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)in Toronto, a position that he held for nine years; from the mid-60’s through the early 70’s.

In the mid-70’s he shifted to the business side of photography and worked for several major Canadian equipment distributors.  He was a product and sales manager for several brands of professional photographic and video products.  During that time he also taught view-camera technique at community colleges in the Toronto area.

This was followed by a five-year stint as a freelancer in the motion picture industry and then as a photojournalist — leading to numerous publications of his work. Selected images from that period form part of the permanent print collection of The National Film Board of Canada.

In the early 1980’s Reichmann left behind an active role in professional photography and worked as a senior executive and entrepreneur in the computer software and telecommunication industries.  Over many years he has written numerous articles for magazines and professional journals.  He has also been an invited speaker to many international conferences on the subjects of video, software development, telecom and photography . His photography has been displayed in several gallery exhibitions over the years and numerous publications.

Co-founder in the late-1980’s of a public telecommunications company, he currently holds eight granted U.S. and international patents in the fields of telecom and computer communications.  His biography has been listed in Who’s Who in Canada.

In 1997 Reichmann left the corporate world of the telecom industry and returned to devoting his full-time energies to landscape photography, photographic journalism, print collecting and teaching.

In 1999 Michael created The Luminous Landscape web site. For many years it has been the world’s largest web site devoted to the art and technique of photography and enjoys some 1 million readers monthly from all over the world.

In 2014 Michael created The Luminous Endowment for Photographers. This is a not-for-profit fund designed to provide grants to photographers worldwide for worthwhile photographic projects.

Also in 2014 Michael published “A Twenty Year Retrospective”, a 400-page hard-cover book of his work, covering the past two decades. Michael donated 1,500 copies of this book to The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, and these are made available as rewards for donors to this charity.

Michael continues to travel the world photographing the Earth’s landscape and its peoples, writing articles and producing videos.

Last Updated – September, 2015

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Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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