Photography studio in downtown Riverhead will offer shows, classes

03/13/2012 11:00 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Freelance photographer Robert Meyer will officially open his first photo studio at 127 East Main St. in Riverhead on April 1.

Hot on the heels of Twin Forks Bicycles’ move to East Main Street, another business is ready to open its doors in downtown Riverhead: a photo studio.

Freelance photographer Robert Meyer will officially open his first studio at 127 East Main St.on April 1.

Mr. Meyer, who specializes in events, wedding, and landscape photography, said he was inspired to set up the shop because of the downtown’s fledgling art scene, adding that he saw a “hole in the market” for events photography based out of Riverhead.

“Riverhead has a lot of personality. I just thought it’s a pity not to have something like this,” he said. “There are a lot of events happening locally, but not enough photographers.”

Mr. Meyer, who lives in the Huntington area, said he got a better deal on a property on West Main Street, but decided on his current location to be closer to the Hyatt Place East End, which hosts wedding receptions every weekend, and the Long Island Aquarium.

After pursuing his craft three years ago, Mr. Meyer said he has built connections among the photography community, and hopes to work with local photographers to hold exhibitions and seminars in his studio. He also plans to teach classes for members of the community interested in taking photos.

“I want to turn this into a mecca for photography,” he said.

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To read more about Mr. Meyer’s studio and his vision for Riverhead, pick up this week’s News-Review newspaper.