Eric R. Bechtold


Digital and film photography

Carmel, New York


Carmel based photographer, Eric R. Bechtold has been honing his skills in photography over the past 30 years. Throughout various careers and educational institutions he's always had a camera by his side. Mostly self taught, he learned about the black and white darkroom while in high school, and the color darkroom while stationed in South Korea with the United States Army. Eric draws his inspiration from many sources, but most crucially the work that came from John Szarkowski's New Documents exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1967. Other sources of inspiration include the works of O. Winston Link, Richard Steinheimer, and the art of David Lynch. Today Eric works in both digital and film based photographic mediums, but no matter which, he believes a photograph is not complete until it has been printed.