Robert’s technique is to use the camera, as an artist would use a pen or pencil. He achieves this effect by altering his images through the lens of the camera and the use of darkroom techniques. He sums us he style thusly, “I think as if I was an artist drawing and not as a photographer, so that I may produce an image that has likeness of a drawing.” Robert has trained himself to be able to take photographs with limited light source. He also employs the use of computer software that can deliver similar effects without the use of harmful chemicals in the darkroom.
In 1998, “Sky and Sunset” was a collection of images from a location that was just a few blocks away from his home. Robert utilized sunlight in a new approach in photographing ordinary objects. The Following year, his “Pacific Life” series went on display in the Forest Park Bank at an art show hosted by the Oak Park Art Council. Pacific Life dealt with the wild life located on a California beach. That show produced “Brainwashed,” a memorable picture of a pigeon looking in a faucet for water.
In 2004, Robert produced his “Photographic Portrait” print series, from where he exhibited a picture that he called “Goddess.” “Goddess” was published in the Concordia University Art Journal Annual. Another portrait from this series called “Shadowing Nicole,” was showcased in the 2004 Chicago Artists’ Coalition Show.
In 2008, Robert did nine gallery shows one of which was again at Forest Park Bank. It was called “Painting with Light,” and his photograph “Ghosts of War” was featured on OvationTV.com website.
Today, Robert is continuing to show his work in numerous art shows. “I like to get my art work out there, and I’m a person who likes to be many places at once.” In August, his photograph “Ghosts of War” was honored with an award.
Robert may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.