About the Book
Many years ago I lived near a very large garden. I would see them all in their unique stages of life. They were always open, innocent and beautiful. These are portraits of beings whose life is brief and whose silence and perfection are wondrous.
A leading fine art photographer, Chad Kleitsch work has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the United States. He has been featured in numerous exhibitions. Kleitsch was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned his B.A. in Photography at Bard College. He has since lectured Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College and taught at Bard College, The Center for Photography at Woodstock as well as at, La Guardia College. In his 30 year career Kleitsch has photographed many interesting projects, among them abandoned factories and asylums in the American northeast , the pre-restoration documentation of Ellis Island, street photography, an extensive botanicals survey, also an essay on museum installations around the country. Currently he is working on an essay of scanography of rare documents. He is included in the book Bystander: A History of Street Photography, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out, Albany Times Union, and Fortune Magazine.