Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Bob Whitcomb has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Bob is an award-winning photographer based in Florida, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.
Bob’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Bob’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 photographs that were submitted to this competition.
In a world where skill and creativity converged, there exists a remarkable individual whose journey from being the world's strongest juggler to a visionary creative photographer has left an indelible mark on both entertainment and artistic communities.
Meet Bob Whitcomb, a name synonymous with unparalleled strength and dexterity. From a young age, Bob exhibited an extraordinary talent for juggling, dazzling audiences around the globe with gravity-defying feats. The world watched in awe as he effortlessly juggled massive weights, earning the title of the "Strongest Juggler on Earth." Yet, beneath the brawny exterior lay a heart yearning for a different form of expression. Bob’s fascination with the interplay of light and reflection led to a transformative moment. It was the discovery of mirrors that unlocked the doors to a new dimension of creativity.
Transitioning from juggling to photography might have seemed inconceivable, but Bobs dedication knew no bounds. He delved into the world of photography, experimenting tirelessly with mirrors to capture ethereal and surreal compositions. These photographs were a manifestation of their deep connection with the physical and metaphysical, reflecting an inner strength that went beyond the physical prowess of his juggling days.
Today, Bob Whitcomb is celebrated not only as the world's strongest juggler but also as a visionary creative photographer who has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and the boundless potential of human creativity.
In a world increasingly dominated by digital manipulation, my photography seeks to capture the essence of reality through the tactile and tangible elements of mirrors and lens balls. In an era where Photoshop and post-processing have become the norm, I am committed to the purity of the unaltered image.
Mirrors have long been objects of fascination, offering glimpses into alternate perspectives and hidden angles. By incorporating mirrors into my photographic compositions, I invite viewers to explore new dimensions within familiar scenes. The reflective surfaces become a canvas for reality, distorting and reshaping the world around us, while simultaneously revealing aspects often unnoticed. This play with reflections encourages viewers to reconsider their surroundings and question the boundaries of perception.
Lens balls, on the other hand, are like crystal orbs that capture a unique view of the world. These glass spheres bend and refract light, creating mesmerizing distortions and a dreamlike quality to the images they produce. Unlike digital filters or post-processing techniques, lens balls allow me to manipulate light and color at the moment of capture, infusing a sense of magic and wonder into the scene.
By eschewing digital manipulation, I invite viewers to engage with my photographs on a visceral level, connecting with the authenticity of the moment. In a time when the line between reality and artifice is increasingly blurred. Mirrors and lens balls are not just tools; they are windows into the extraordinary within the ordinary, and my photography aims to reflect this transformative power.
Bob’s art can be viewed on his Instagram.
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