Erica Lennard is considered by many to be the preeminent photographer of gardens working today. She has published more than 14 books.
For over twenty five years she has explored the nature of beauty and the beauty of nature, Lennard has photographed the majestic formal gardens of Europe, Zen Gardens of Japan The Imperial Gardens of China, as well as the greatest archeological and spiritual monuments in the world the pyramids of Egypt, the temples of Angkor Wat, the monasteries of Ladakh and Bhutan, and the palaces of India. Her re-interpretation of beauty also led her to a successful career as a fashion photographer working for such magazines as Vogue and developing the advertising campaigns of some of the greatest designers of the American fashion history, most notably Perry Ellis.
Born in New York City in 1950, she studied at the San Francisco Art Institute before moving to Paris where her career began. There her first book was published, 'Les Femmes Les Soeurs', her first exhibitions took place and her first assignments in fashion and portraiture began for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Interview and Rolling Stone to name a few. She began to do her work on gardens, photographing the classic gardens of Le Notre, while still living in Paris and then started her first of many books on Gardens and Interiors with Artists Gardens, published by Harry Abrams in New York in 1992.
Over the years her work has been exhibited internationally, her books published in several countries, including the immensely successful 'Art of Doing Nothing' and she has contributed to the worlds leading magazines, and continues to do special commercial assignments.