Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists.
“Waterlines” by Rob Stimpson is a 36″ x 24″ image on Hahnemühle Photo Rag archival paper. It is available for $650, unframed (limited edition run of five).
“Photography for me is more than copying reality,” writes Rob. “I look to see beyond seeing. You can achieve a far higher visual impact thinking the image through. One has to look at the potential abstractions within that context of creating the image then build your narrative around it. Waterlines is an example. First it is important to sit and look. From there I make the decision on what to include in the composition. The old saying ‘what you put into a composition is as important as what you leave out’ rings true in this image.”
Artist bio: Rob Stimpson is an internationally published, award-winning photographer. His first commercial breakthrough came from selling images to Canada’s prestigious National Film Board. Rob has photographed for Ontario Tourism, Ontario Parks and Parks Canada for many years. His work has appeared on the covers of Ontario Parks Guides, calendars, magazines and national ads for the province and Canada. He has garnered numerous awards, including a Northern Lights Award from the Canadian Tourism Commission and Best Travel Photography Award from the Ontario Tourism Summit. In October 2012 he was nominated and accepted into the College of Fellows in the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
He has co-authored An Artists and Photographers Guide to Wild Ontario as well as contributed to numerous books. His work has graced Canadian Geographic, Explore Magazine, Cathay Pacific, Japan Air in-flight magazines. His fine art prints hang in private homes around the world. Travels have taken him to many places but his favourite are Antarctica and the Arctic where he works as an expedition photographer for One Ocean Expeditions. In 2014 Rob was part of Ice Tracks Expedition’s centenary celebration of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Trans Antarctic Expedition. In July 2016 he was selected by the Globe and Mail and Lexus to be showcased with nine others showcasing their professional lives.
Find him online at www.robstimpson.com where you can also see details for his 2021 photo workshops and Zoom talks (email for a list of topics), on Facebook @rob.stimpson.9, or on Instagram @rob.stimpson.photography.
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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