Two photographers who met in their 1967 kindergarten class and who remained schoolmates through their high school graduation in 1979, reunited 30 years later to work on Massapequa: A Pictorial History Though The Eyes of Baby Boomers. Co-authors Rich Klein and Lisa Glass-Fiebert had a simple vision for the book: to dramatically capture through their camera lenses the places around Massapequa and Massapequa Park that baby boomers would most identify with: where they went to school, where they ate and shopped, where they prayed and where they played. Aside from the photos shot by Glass-Fiebert and Klein, the book includes some stalgic photos culled from other alum. There is a section of essays from ted Pequa alumni, including journalists Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times and Carol Sottili of The Washington Post; authors Betsy Israel and Tom Terwilliger, who was Mr. America; musician Wade Preston, the lead in the Broadway show Movin' Out, and world rewned wrestling coach, Al Bevilacqua, who taught Seinfeld how to drive and who advised Tom Cruise for his wrestling scenes in Born on The Fourth of July, the movie about Massapequa hero Ron Kovic. More info at www.facebook.com/MassapequaBook.
Rich Klein is a versatile fine art photographer who creates compelling images of cityscapes and landscapes with a strong focus on New York State, where he has lived all his life. A native of Massapequa Park, NY, he collaborated with Lisa Glass-Fiebert (his kindergarten classmate) on a photography book: Massapequa: A Pictorial History Seen Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers. The book has led to multiple month-long photography exhibits on Long Island. Klein, founder of Rich Klein New York Photography, also shoots community/corporate events, concerts, engagement sessions and outdoor/indoor weddings with a photojournalist style. His next book in the works will be a collection of landscapes and key sites from around Sullivan County's Catskills, his summer home from 1969 through 1977 and where he has lived since 2006, just a few miles from the Woodstock '69 site in Bethel, NY. His prints can be viewed, shared or purchased through http: //www.richklein.zenfolio.com. Lisa Glass Fiebert has been an avid photographer since childhood, always being especially fond of shooting nature's landscapes and wildlife. Since the completion her photography book, Massapequa: A Pictorial History Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers with co-author Rich Klein, her photography has been featured in exhibits throughout Long Island. A lifelong resident of Massapequa Park, Lisa can regularly be seen, camera in hand, enjoying and capturing nature's beauty in the Massapequa Preserve and throughout Long Island and beyond. To view or purchase her prints please visit www.FiebertPhotography.com