Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show

Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club


We meet at the
Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE

Our Next Meeting
will be on
Thursday, April 5th

Our Speaker will be
Paul Schranz

Paul Schranz


I have been a photographer for over four decades. I was weaned as a California West Coast landscape photographer, with influences that include Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Wynn Bullock, Morley Baer, and Al Weber – all outstanding photographers and great people.

But I have evolved from my roots. A more recent trend in my work has been synthetic exploration. Its genesis is in great narratives of different cultures and a free-minded interest in a combination of social systems and cultural diversity. Add a strong dose of the Gnostic gospels and a commitment to the exploration of entropy – eclectic influences, to say the least.

But out of it comes the work.

When I photograph, there are times when I witness and compose that singular and elusive instant when content, time, and light conspire to reveal to me events of the real world. I attempt to make some significant statement about what I am witnessing and the reasoning behind its existence. This is the analysis.

And there are other times when I see pieces of stories, or even a full story line lying dormant. These are unthreaded parts that will go through a process out of which a narrative and its meaning become ever more obvious. This is synthesis.

The digital expansion of photography allows both sensitivities together to reveal who I am as a photographer. The beauty of all of this is that I work without restriction - with both parts of my psyche at play.

The objective of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club is to provide enjoyment and knowledge of photography to its members through their participation and efforts in club activities.

Doors open by 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please arrive early! See the Meetings page for details about our bi-monthly meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and free to attend!

Membership entitles you to:

  • Workshops
  • Having your photos evaluated in monthly exhibitions
  • Communicating with members via our email list

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year for individuals and $75.00 per year for couples or an additional family member. ELCC offers a reduced membership rate of $25 to students.

The dues pay for:

  • Speakers and Judges Honoraria
  • Monthly and End-Of-Year Awards
  • State Incorporation Fees
  • Meeting Facility Rental fees

See Club Info for more details about yearly dues and club by-laws.