Teaching Lecturer, Photography
About Professor Strecker
Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, a beautiful town at the foot of the
Black Forest, Germany
I have been involved in photography and alternative photographic
processes for 30 years. As in all my art forms, I am self-taught,
and have exhibited
both in Europe and America and on the web, with an emphasis on
pinhole photography, photograms, and long exposure images. I am
Simultaneous with photography, I have experimented widely with
printmaking. Four decades ago I began my artistic journey with
screen-printing. More recently, I have concentrated my efforts in
monoprints and solar plate photo-gravure.
I am fluent in digital media. I work primarily with Adobe’s Creative
Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and others. I also am
an expert in Adobe Lightroom and Dreamweaver, and work in Adobe
Flash for simple animations for the web. I have worked both in Europe
and in America as a graphic designer (creating corporate annual reports
and brochures, as well as a website designer for individuals and
business. For video projects, I use Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Soundbooth
as well. I am also well versed in technological trouble-shooting, and
have freelanced work in that arena for individuals and institutions.
My teaching experience has concentrated on the workshop format for
schools and arts organizations. I have also held workshops from my
private studios, and tutorials for individuals, both in Europe and in
America. Since my arrival in America, I have given numerous one day
and one-week workshops (Holderness School, New Hampton School,
AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
In America within the last two years, I have given presentations and or
lectures to galleries, schools and universities.
My work has been published in photographic journals,
catalogues, blogs, and in books on photographic practices.
I have an active and extensive exhibiting resume, both in Europe
and now in America. Please refer to my curriculum vitae.
In America, I am an artist member of AVA Gallery, The Griffin Museum
of Photography, and a juried member of the Boston Printmakers’ Guild.