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I'm a right-brain gal, who was brought up in a left-brain household. I danced; I sketched; I played piano; I took surprisingly good pictures with a simple Kodak Instamatic. But since intellect was king in the household, I buried my artistic leanings and developed my brain.
Creativity has its own momentum, though, and what began as my covering the arts for publications like The New York Times, Playbill and New York Magazine, and writing promotional copy for companies like Columbia Records, A&E Television and American Express ultimately turned into me becoming an artist again.
I still write, though now that includes a novel-in-progress. And I have my camera. More sophisticated than my childhood Instamatic, but it still gives me that wonderful feeling of being transported that I had when I was young. Knowledge plus abandon; what could be better?
Peruse my work and you'll see that I'm intrigued by the often-unnoticed moments in life: An unguarded expression ("Cass With Tea"), a wise-cracking move ("Loves His Work"), a landscape that's equally foreboding and inviting ("Maui Mangroves 1") – these are the images that draw me in. There is mystery and beauty hiding behind the familiar. That's what moves me. That's what I shoot. That's what I hope moves you too.
All of my images are archivally printed and matted and are available in several sizes. When framing is requested, that too is archival. Some of my images originated as film; some digital. All are limited editions.
My work has been exhibited in San Francisco's City Hall, Fort Mason and the UCSF Women's Health Center, and is in private collections.
I do portraits, landscapes and abstracts and would be happy to speak with you about purchasing my art or hiring me for a photo shoot. Contact me via my contact form or by emailing me at rjswordspix (at) gmail (dot) com.
Please Note: All computer monitors display images slightly differently. In addition, there is an inherent difference between projected light (what you see onscreen) and ink/emulsion (what you see on paper). Therefore, all photographs will differ slightly from what appears on your monitor. If you'd like to see precisely how an image will look before ordering a larger print, you may order a 5x7 sample (archivally printed and suitable for framing) for $20. Please contact Robin directly for details.