Road Trip

An American Memorandum

7000 miles and counting...

dodho magazine 

Portraits from 50 Years ago

Birdman in Paris

This photograph captures a serene moment of an elderly man feeding birds, highlighting the connection between humans and nature. The man's gentle expression and careful handling of the birds evoke a sense of peace and kindness. The image is reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson's style, with its focus on a candid, intimate moment and the subtle play of light and shadow. The blurred movement of the birds adds a dynamic element to the composition, emphasising the spontaneity of the scene. [David Brommer]

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Listen to Peter Pickering commenting on this picture during "Suspect Photography"

Black & White

. Blank Wall, Athens, Greece, 2023

. Nature Spider Awards Nominee

. Silhouette Spider Awards 2019

. Nature Spider Awards 2018

. Silhouette Spider Awards 2017

. Architectural Spider Awards 2016

. City with no Color IPA "Lucie" 2016

How we once Lived

. ipa - int'l photography award winner 2021

. Photoville, Dumbo, 2021

. artavita

. Pollux Award 1st runner-up 2022

For the last two years I am fighting for saving the past by this pictorial preservation. I want to share the simplicity, the casualness, the closeness to nature - a lifestyle we should not totally abandon.

This documentation needs to be seen to activate a broader attendance at community meetings to bring awareness to the devastating loss of the soon to be forgotten and destroyed pre-urban lifestyles.

Email Love

“She is from New York; he is from Germany. Both are photographers. This book allows the reader to witness what develops between them through a year of e-mail and photographing each other. The exchange is intimate and not universal, but there is transference from the intimate to the public.”

Jean-Baptiste Dornier, Director of Photography, Stimultania Gallery, Strasbourg, France

“The concept of accomplices between these artists reminds one of Gilbert and George. The project is ethereal, shocking without distance. The photo-portraits are emotional and go under the skin.”

Ralf Burgmaier, Badische Zeitung

Lothar and Linda met while she was his professor in a photography workshop at the Salzburg Summer Art Academy. They corresponded and photographed each other, which led to a healing relationship. Lothar moved to NYC. They were married at the National Arts Club. 

The photographs were taken in New York, Germany, and France. The images and text explore a time of change for two people at mid-point in life between Europe and America.

American Temples

Between New York City and Lakewood on Route 9 South in New Jersey there are still old fashion diners and fast food temples. They represent both places of gathering and isolation.

I photographed at night, when the black sky separates the lit or glowing objects from their surrounding environment. The patrons are mostly gone and the spaces remain similar to light sculptures. You might see some late food seekers, but the only movements you notice are the flags in the wind.

For me these pictures stand for monuments of the American culture.

· IPA/ Lucie Award: Third Place 2011 

· InFocus Gallery, Cologne, 2011 

Colorful Symphony 2023

Children of Fire

These Children of fire were born through extreme heat and water – they represent connections to earth, pure matter in its full beauty. I accept the creative support of nature, yet my conscious decision formed this body of work. These transparencies, deprived from the original content, have gone through metamorphoses. I felt like a gold washer at a creek, panning for gems in the ashes of my burned slides. 

Show history:

. PhotoNOLA 2018

. Boyd|Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, 2018

. Blank Wall, Athens, Greece, 2019

. Openings, New York City, 2019

. AlfaArt Gallery, New Brunswick, 2021

Lothar Troeller’s “Children of the fire” is a series reflecting Troeller’s personal journey through crisis and destiny that is physically formed by not only the elements of the earth but by the conscious mind that guides them. The German American artist and photographer whose exhibition work spans over multiple decades and continents, now invites us to observe his Children of the Fire with introspective intent. His visually diverse yet equally striking works are simultaneously vibrant and painful. The raw and heartbreaking series is charged with a sense of perseverance in the face of adversity. The scorched surface gives way to new beginnings, as hardships often do.

AlfaArt Gallery, New Brunswick

"Creating art from loss, Lothar Troeller exemplifies a phoenix rising from the ashes."

Brian Paul Clamp, Gallerist, NYC


. L'Oeil De La Photographie - weekend portfolio

. Honorable Mention / Lucie Awards 2019

As a photographer living in the East Village of New York I’ve been watching Trump’s image appear on buildings in many forms, as his identity in the public unfolds and is resisted. These images reflect nuances that photography can reveal through street art and graffiti that catch the public’s attention. Being on the scene here in one of the biggest cities in the world this work gives viewers a place to position themselves as they begin to explore my investigation of America’s president. Street art is controversial, and the streets serve as a mirror on society. While capturing the color, mystery of everyday changes I used gesture and layering of voices found in my neighborhood, the East Village of New York City walls. 

People of San Carlos, Colombia, are traumatized. For decades they have suffered under the violence between guerrillas and paramilitary forces. Almost everybody can report murdered family members.

At the moment violence is calming down; so people take the risk to relocate with the help of the government to their destroyed homes. I photographed their stories. 

Colombian Resilience - these photographs have been shown at the parliament house of Pereira where the politicians had to walk by them to their assembly hall, and could read, if they even bothered, the testimonies of these family members of victims of the decades long civil war in Colombia. 


Candace (2008) is a color print of a naked woman jumping from a trampoline. Beautiful, with her arms extended and reddish-brown hair flying, she exhibits both, her body and an exuberance, we don’t encounter often. This image by Troeller communicates both athleticism and passion—revered as an American combination! 

--Jonathan Goodman

. Summer Sex Exhibition at Gallery Lichtundfire, 2017

Stitched NYC

In this portfolio, I took pictures of iconic buildings mostly in Manhattan. Using these recognizable, significant shapes I created composites in a way that one could possibly see looking through a kaleidoscope.