Short Biography Paul H Reinert photographer

professionally trained in studio large format commercial photography (Germain School of Photography)

studio photographer etc. working in Manhattan New York City

freelance photographer

re-toucher for print and web


editorial and fine art photographer

©Paul Reinert
©Paul Reinert

Originally from Chagrin Falls Ohio, and raised on the east coast I started in Photography by taking a class at the Garden City Senior High School on Long Island, NY. A class I took simply by chance, taught by Mr. Richard Boucher a successful commercial photographer from the Southwest. From the basics and my dad's old Kodak this developed into a serious hobby with a home darkroom and a Nikon F2SB. After graduating my senior year from private school (Quintano's)in New York City I studied photography professionally at the Germain School of photography in Lower Manhattan on Broadway across from park Row and City Hall in 1980.

After completing Commercial Studio school in large format photography, 4x5 and 8x10 view cameras I studied later at the School of Visual Arts and the New School.
My first position was at a Studio in Lower Manhattan in the Photo District (now extinct, what a world!), which was on 17th Street just off 5th Avenue.

The artistic side of photography and the Darkroom is of great interest to me, but it wasn't as a profession. After being practically dormant for twenty years, adding a culinary career and working as a pastry chef at the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue I've finally returned to photography. But now only to pursue my interest in it strictly as it originally appealed to me as art! Black & White Photography using film and a darkroom to print.

My work centers around photographing up close the common objects of nature.

I use 3 different formats of cameras: 35mm Leica cameras, Rolleiflex medium format cameras and Linhof large format cameras. Not to forget my trusty wooden field camera. All my work originates on photographic film and my prints are fully archival on fiber base Silver Gelatin paper mounted on museum board rag mounts.

Form, light, shadow, and contrasts are what guide me in my quest of Photographic perfection.
Contact me for special requests or a viewing.


Paul H. Reinert Photography - 646.358.7732