LensWork Issue #137 – The Biltmore House

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I’m very honored that one of the most respected photography publications on the planet, LensWork, has decided to publish my Biltmore House series in Issue #137.

I’m doubly thrilled that they chose to place one of my images on the cover!


LensWork #137 Cover by Harold Ross


The images were shot at the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, America’s largest private residence.

It was an exciting opportunity to be able photograph there, thanks to my friend Jim Ryan, who made sure that we had complete access to anything we wanted to photograph. This was in itself a challenge; the Biltmore is absolutely chock full of the most amazing things, all personally collected by George and Edith Vanderbilt: priceless hand-carved furniture, 16th century tapestries, a library with 10,000 volumes, 65 fireplaces (each more interesting than the next), original paintings by Renoir and John Singer Sargent, and on and on.

The images are, as always with LensWork, beautifully reproduced.

Here is the opening page of the article, with an image of the Biltmore House as we approached it.



LensWork #137 Introduction by Photographer Harold Ross

If you aren’t a LensWork subscriber, please consider subscribing HERE; it is a beautifully printed publication, and it contains thought-provoking articles dealing with the state of fine art photography today. I look forward to receiving every issue!

There is also a very content-rich online subscription available HERE.

You can pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble bookstores!














~ by Harold Ross on July 7, 2018.

7 Responses to “LensWork Issue #137 – The Biltmore House”

  1. Congrats Harold! I subscribe to the online version and will look forward to reading the article. It was through an earlier Lenswork article that I first saw your work. Best to you and Vera. Deb


  2. Congratulations Harold! They chose the right man for the job!

  3. Hi Harold,

    I’m a long-time subscriber of LensWorks and got my issue Thursday. When I saw the cover, I knew immediately that it was your work. I’ve been to the Biltmore house many times and your images really bring out the beauty, and the craftsmanship of the place that just never was apparent to me during my visits. Spending hours going up and down a twelve foot ladder no less! Now that’s dedication. This is an issue that anyone that appreciates the light sculpting art form should have in their collection.


  4. Congratulations Harold! Well deserved!

  5. So cool !!!

  6. Hal – Congratulation on the continued recognition – well deserved. Since being introduced to your work, and then completing your class, I appreciate your ideation, vision and work. Well earned recognition. If and when you and your lovely wife ever get to New Orleans (not in the months from June to October) I am always available and would be honored to show you my City.

    Donald Crais


  7. You are in the photography hall of fame ….you deserve these acknowledgments…congrats

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