Film Portraiture

Beginning with his father’s Pentax K1000, Rainer has been photographing his friends, family, and peers throughout New York, from Manhattan’s¬†Lower East Side to Queens to upstate New York. The film used includes ILFORD 3200, Tri-X 400, Portra 300, Kodak Gold 400, FujiFilm Superia 400, and an assortment of expired film. Every photo was developed by […]

Digital Freelance

Since December 2016, Rainer has been a freelance reporter and photographer for the Villager, photographing events like the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Christmas tree lighting and former U.S. attorney¬†Preet Bharara’s lecture in April 2017 at Cooper Union. Before freelancing at the Villager, Rainer’s photos of the recently auctioned off CBGB banner have been published on […]

Artist Spotlights

During his 11 months at Con Artist Collective, Rainer filmed, produced, and edited a number of artist spotlights; these videos highlighted the talents of the collective’s members. https://vimeo.com/203381466 https://vimeo.com/195061551 https://vimeo.com/191236377 https://vimeo.com/190292221 https://vimeo.com/179958639 https://vimeo.com/174447573 https://vimeo.com/170244010

Experimental Film

While taking portriature, Rainer has experimented with multi-exposures of neon-lights, portriature, and landscapes. Rainer’s interest in the contrast and saturation of neon-lights has been reflected in his color and black and white photographs of New York City storefronts ranging from local bodegas and pharmicies in the Lower East Side to cleaners and banks in the […]