Born in Wisconsin, Mr. Lemler moved to Chicago to pursue a modeling career, and immediately began receiving bookings globally for catalog shoots (including Target, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Kohl’s and more); magazines (GQ, Esquire, and Details, to name a few); a Gianfranco Ferre print campaign; runway shows for top designers (including Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Hugo Boss and more); and television commercials (including Miller Lite and a worldwide Old Spice campaign.) Working with a vast array of photographers encircling the globe afforded Mr. Lemler the opportunity to observe a variety of approaches, techniques and philosophies which later inspired his own image-making. After ten years in front of the camera, he decided to step behind the lens, enrolled in the New York Film Academy, and discovered a personal passion for the art of photography. Although he continues to travel the world for both clients and personal photography projects, shooting both in-studio and on-location, Mr. Lemler now resides in New York City, ardently realizing his dreams
With more than ten years experience as a top model in the fast-paced fashion world, and another decade’s experience as a highly sought-after celebrity photographer, Mr. Lemler brings a uniquely 360-degree perspective to his craft. His uncommon career path and cross-category ventures afford him the ability to capture not just a picture, but the very essence of his subjects. Mr. Lemler’s images demonstrate both respect and compassion, revealing humanity in all its beauty.
“I love discovering new, raw talent, and seizing images that demonstrate my subject’s true spirit–be it an actor, an athlete, a musician, a model, or simply a child. I’m constantly inspired and challenged by my clients, exploring new ways to interweave my talent and experience both in front of, and behind, the camera.”
Through the years, Mr. Lemler’s work has appeared in everything from advertising campaigns to album covers, and high-end retail catalogs to corporate materials. His vast client list includes musicians Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Michael Hutchence, M1 of Dead Prez, Pete Rock, DJ Ruckus, Avant, Dwele, JR Writer, Quo, Morcheeba, Jordan Knight, Miri Be-Iri, c-Note and Melissa Mars; athletes Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Brett Farve, Randy Moss, Santana Moss, Derek Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Oscar De la Hoya, Jab Judah, Danny Young, Amare Stoudemire, JR Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Jeanette Lee and Jose Contreras; corporate clients Nike/Starter, Tiffany, Eric Javits, Catalyst, JobDiva.com, Lazar Partners, and many, many more.
Mr. Lemler has been featured in magazines including Slam, SourceSports,Sports Illustrated, Hamptons, MetroSource, LaTeen, and Popular Photographer & Imaging Magazine; and interviewed on television internationally. In addition to shooting photography, he also teaches private and group modeling and photography classes, and frequently speaks at photography seminars.
“When I pick up my camera and start shooting, everything makes sense, everything just comes together."