Paul Lange’s photographs are informed by a storyteller’s eye for beauty and form, honed over his years as a fashion photographer with credits in Vogue, Bazaar, Mademoiselle and the New York Times, amongst others. Inspired by a playful irreverence for the expected, he is known for his sensuous lighting and for the energy and life he brings to all his portrait subjects– human, flora and fauna.
His largest work, titled “Fifty Acres,” began in 2006, and is an ongoing multi-year study of one bucolic farm and garden estate in the Hudson Valley, owned by renowned NYC florist, Zezé. It encompasses four photographic series: Big Blooms, Fowl Portraits, Paradisus and Disturbed Paradise. For Lange, each of these functions as a different form of exploration within the greater context of the landscape and the creatures which occupy it, infused all the while with his love of formal portraiture, a painterly eye, and an elegant wit.
Lange lives and works in New York's Upper Hudson Valley, with his wife and creative partner, Jennifer. His photographs are highly sought after and are included in Aerin Lauder's art collection and prominent art collections worldwide.
His work is currently featured in a solo show titled "Big Blooms, Orchids: Trailblazers and Visionaries," honoring women in STEM, at the Chicago Botanic Garden February 10 - October 28, 2018.