Born in Queens, New York, Herring feels that he did not choose to do photography, but that the art of photography came to him and developed into a natural interest. With a background in the sciences, he did not have art training until relatively recently, when he became more involved in photography.
Herring is interested in scenes that are part of an intentional aesthetic, including architecture or displays of visual art. In his five works displayed in Alfa Art Gallery, he takes a look at Japan – the new and the old; the developed modern culture and the older Buddhist tradition. Herring looks to other photographers, such as Joe McNally and Duane Michals, as inspiration.
Visual scenes sometimes speak to me, especially those that are part of an intentional aesthetic setting … architecture, sculpture, or displays of visual art.
I did not select photography, but it enrolled me by itself, overpowering my slim defenses of common sense, limited revenues, and entreaties by friends to “… come along now. You’ve already taken several pictures of that darned thing already.”
1995 (circa) Inaugural Group Show – Middletown Township Library Artspace, Middletown, NJ
1995 (circa) Monmouth County Park System Sponsored Group Show, Lincroft, NJ
2010 (circa) ETS Juried Photographic Show, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
2010 (circa) Art All Night, Artworks – Historic Roebling Building, Trenton, NJ