"...In the Eye of the Beholder" - roobiblue

My goal is to challenge preconceptions of what is defined as beautiful.

I view the world around me a bit differently, meandering with my camera down roads less traveled, exploring places and objects often ignored. I think of my method of photographing as “uncover and discover” rather than capturing a particular place and time. My passion is finding concealed beauty in both the luscious world of flowers and the color, texture and embedded memories of rust and imperfect objects. 

These vastly different subject matters are juxtaposed in my current body of work where I examine: nature and machine, soft and hard, fresh and worn, as well as conventional and unconventional. However, the images are unified around my attempt to answer the simple question: What is beauty and where do we find it?

“… In the Eye of the Beholder ”continues to question our conventional understanding of beauty".

 FleurOtica™, (the name I’ve given to the florals that reveal both an expected beauty and sometimes unexpected sensuousness). These images, void of color, are up close and personal. The question is whether removing the natural bold color of the flowers makes them less beautiful or actually amplifies their beauty as it invites us to delve more deeply into the flowers themselves.

 “Wabi-Sabi”, the Japanese term which means the aesthetic of seeing beauty in the imperfect or unconventional. These images examine impermanence and imperfection in full-blown color. Focusing on rusted surfaces and decay, these works frame selected areas for examination and ask us to reconsider our conception of beauty.