Bass BobBedford, MA
Images & Project Statement
Eight years ago, along with several other local photographers, I co-founded what has become the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group. Participation in this Group has transformed me from a hobbyist to a serious photographer and artist. Retirement a few years back has offered me the opportunity to make transform my passion for photography into action, and the Group has allowed me to share my interests and excitement about learning with many others.
Workshops and individual instruction have sharpened my skills and helped me to develop my viewpoint. The very knowledgeable and skilled teachers I’ve worked with, including, Tim Grey, Emily Belz, Alison Shaw, Michael Milicia, Steven Dunwell, Harvey Stein, and a fellow member of our Photo Group, Dennis Rainville, have taught me new ways to use my gear and have helped me to focus my artistic vision.
My work has been shown at the Griffin Museum, The Umbrella, the Concord Art Association’s Frances Roddy show, the Bedford Free Public Library, Grace Chapel, Arts Wayland, and the Lexington Cary Memorial Library.
The body of work represented by the images in this exhibit makes use of long exposures (mostly in the 4-5 minute range) to reveal a quiet and calm view of the surf. It has been my privilege to capture these images over the last 8 years in the “off” season when I frequently have the beach to myself. In this special location are many rocks whose relationship to each other and to the surf is constantly changing and therefore offer an infinite number of tableaus allowing me to express my own story about their nature.