Photography by Duane Lakin
Lakin is a local artist with relatives in Calabria and north of Milan.
He often includes people in his photos, because as he explains, "no
place exists that does not share both the joy and the tension of nature
and people interacting". As both a photographer and psychologist, Duane
seeks to create an emotional response in those who view his photos,
whether the pictures capture landscape icons or more abstract elements
of places he visits.
His photos are displayed in Chicago, Kiawah
Island, California and of course, the Hudson Valley.
The clarity of his photographs combined with his attention to vibrant
colors make his photographs immediately attractive and the result is an
eye catching photo that can be used as an area focal point. The Italian
note cards he makes are shown below and each photo is signed by Mr.