Dietrich Gehring is a fine arts photographer specializing in natural landscapes as well as horticultural and agricultural subjects. He has a degree in Graphic Design from the New England School of Art and Design. His fine art prints are sold through galleries and exhibitions and from his website. A selection of his landscapes and agricultural images are part of the permanent collection at the Albany Institute of History and Art. His photography has also appeared in magazines, calendars and books.
Dietrich was raised on his family's dairy farm in the Mohawk Valley and now lives with his wife, Laurie Ten Eyck ,and son, Wolfgang Gehring on Indian Ladder Farms, an apple orchard owned and operated by his wife's family in Albany County, New York. His rural background has been inspiration for much of his work as a fine arts photographer.
His collection of landscape images of the forests and farmland surrounding his home entitled Clear Mountain has been exhibited in several regional galleries and show spaces including Albany City Hall and the Albany International Airport Gallery . Other exhibits include, From Grandmother's Garden, a collection of luminous images of heirloom vegetables, Farm Animal Faces, a series of engaging portraits of livestock and a large and diverse collection of sunflower images.
Agriculture has also inspired Dietrich's travel photography resulting in a study of Jamaican migrant workers at home and abroad that took him on two tours of rural Jamaica. In addition Dietrich visited post Soviet Russia with a group of American farmers to document the transition of agriculture from collective farms to private enterprise. Dietrich has also photographed in Costa Rica, Mexico˘s Yucatan Peninsula, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic.
A whimsical collection of images of garden gnomes at work and play in natural settings was inspired by a request from Workman Publishing for a wall calendar on the subject. Several of his garden gnome images have been exhibited in the Czech Republic at the Usti nad Labem in Prague.
Dietrich has focused his lens once again on the Helderberg Escarpment. He collaborated with New York City photographer John Yang, whose work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Together they have been photographing the Helderberg Escarpment in John Boyd Thacher Park using large format cameras. John
Yang has since passed away.
Dietrich is now photographing sustainable farms and creating images that document the relationship between chefs and farmers.