Tice Lerner (b. Saints James, NY 1985) has been a Binghamton, NY resident since he was five years old. Mr Lerner’s late father, an amateur photographer worked in the press room of Newsday. This influence sparked his interest in photography from an early age. Despite his interest it wasn’t until after high school that photography became a serious focus. When he is not applying himself in engineering, he can be found wandering through the communities in and around Binghamton, NY taking photographs.
Having a strong science background and a fascination with the high magnification work of Lennart Nilsson he started photographing insects. In the summer of 2010 Mr Lerner went out on a photo-shoot with a friend and fellow photographer doing street photography, his focus was forever changed. Over the next two years his life around the diverse individuals and communities of Binghamton have further fostered his specialized love for the documentary style.
Mr Lerner goes beyond the initial photograph forging relationships with his subjects adding depth of character to his body of work. When walking in town Mr Lerner is often found conversing with prior subjects, many of whom will approach him with a hand shake. For Lerner, photography is a creative outlet that allows him to reconnect to the humanities.