Ghost Lenz (aka Billy Riesing)

Pursuing stream-of-consciousness photojournalism was a free-flowing, instinctive path for Ghost Lenz (Billy Riesing).   After publishing his first magazine at the age of 14, he began shooting photography professionally in the magazine industry in 2000.  His subjects varied but a hunger for visual storytelling lead him to favor musician interviews, alternative/extreme sports photojournalism, athlete profiles and narrative travel documentaries.  Initially a staff photographer, writer and editor for the Philadelphia magazine titled "Faction" he found freelance work as a way to expand his opportunity and audience.   From 2003, much of his work added to the feel and flavor of "Ride UK," a magazine headquartered in Dorchester England and distributed in 28 countries.


Significant assignments and magazine work to date include: 

  • Photo shoots and interviews with hip-hop artists Ghost Face Killah and Cappadonna of the Wu-Tang Clan
  • The internationally acclaimed alt-country band Lucero
  • The legendary hardcore band Bad Brains.
  • 16 page interview with Dave Mirra, BMX's biggest star athlete
Billy's artistic interest has and continues to be in people and the stories they possess which should be told.   The human face is beautiful, volatile, joyous, inspiring and telling.  Throughout his life, Riesing has committed to a journey of self-exploration, discovery, and growth.  This has fueled a drive to study people through photography...which in turn has heightened his own self-awareness. 


"Photography plugs me into the combustible jazz of the human condition."      
His current photographic focus is on street, portraiture, fashion and travel within a fine art medium.  GHOST LENZ is currently working on a book that melts together photography, prose, poems and letter writing.  He does this because, as he likes to say, "I love to shoot.  It sets me free."


GALLERY M represents a select group of Ghost Lenz's fine art photography online.  View and collect today or speak with a specialist for additional details.




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