Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography and hand-colored imagery. She began as a Bio-Medical Photographer in undergraduate school where she used infrared film for research and diagnostic purposes. What solidified her love and passion for infrared was when she began photographing with infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams when she was a young woman and has never looked back. Laurie gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU.
She has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions She is author of three infrared photography books published by Amherst Media: Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Artistic Images, 2nd Edition, Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Infrared Photography, and Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images (co-authored with her son Kyle Klein.) She also authored Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry books.