Podcast #4 Photographer Bob Skinner


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One of the advantages of having an art studio and gallery is that often artists will stop by, either to drop off artwork, see what’s on the walls or just to hang out.  When this happens we take the opportunity to ask our visitors as much as we can about what makes them do what they do.

Bob Skinner, whose photography is on display now at The Art Garage, was one of those artists who shared with us his vision for photography.  We spoke about the equipment, the medium itself and the psychology behind taking pictures.

What makes someone go up to someone or something and snap a photo?  What is it that created the impulse to capture it, and then reinterpret it using composition and the materials used?  We posed these and many other questions to Mr. Skinner and got some interesting answers.

Please excuse some of the quality of the sound, we are still experimenting with the equipment.  Here we used a mic directly attached to an iPhone and GarageBand.  It worked, but not as well as we hoped!

Bob Skinner’s work will be on display at The Art Garage from May 1st – June 5th.  Artist reception is on Friday evening, May 17th from 6-9pm.