The natural landscapes, people, and way of life in the Berkshires are an important part of New England’s history.  I continue to refine my eye and capture images that reflect the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.  This glimpse into the essence of New England is a vehicle to promote an ethic of conservation, preservation and stewardship.

Ideally these images move you, and encourage you to help protect the environment, its stunning landscapes, invaluable rivers, diverse wildlife, irreplaceable ecosystems, and cultural resources. 

Enjoy the images, and embrace the spirit that permeates this part of the world.

Thank you and make the most of the ride.

— John Lanterman

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the photographs

Black and white landscape photography is my primary medium. It best captures what I see, and allows the most direct translation of what I want to share with my audience.

the approach

Respect for the land is embedded in New England. Farmers show respect through sustainable practices that insure their way of life can be passed to future generations. They are the ultimate stewards of the landscape.  They have a respect for and understanding of the land.  It is their livelihood. They depend on it, and take care of it.

The landscapes of New England and most regions throughout the world are at risk of disappearing.  We can all advocate for maintaining the wildness and beauty of the land.