Robert Woodward [Wood]
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I am not currently updating this collection of my photos. For a more complete selection of my recent work, and where prints can be purchased, please see this website:: Robert Woodward at Fine Art America. Any photographs not found on that site, but seen here, can be purchased by contacting me directly.
My approach to photography is gradually evolving, but has no specific direction. I continuously try new subjects and approaches and if it works, I may return with a more considered approach. My general motivation is to capture pieces of our world that are not commonly thought of as interesting. Things that we walk past every day or even consider unappealing in their normal context are of interest to me. But, I am still a sucker for a beautiful sunset, a pretty flower, or an expressive tree.
I have been shooting since I was very young, starting out with an old Kodak Duaflex II camera. At first, I shot only family members and my dog. I later tried my hand at landscapes, but had no eye for what makes a good or interesting image. When I was 13 my sister gave me a B&W Polaroid for Christmas and I began to shoot a greater variety of subjects. My father later gave me his Zeiss Ikon Contaflex 126 which I used for many years, including taking photos of the geology of W. Central Arizona for my graduate work. After a few years into my career I was able to afford to buy a decent 35mm camera - a Nikon 401s. I now use Canon digital equipment exclusively.
Those series in my portfolio from various countries were mostly taken while traveling during my former career and are all scans from film slides or negatives taken with my Nikon.
I was thrilled to receive a "Nominee" award from the Black & White Spider Awards in the 4th Annual (2008-2009) for Photojournalism-Amateur, two "Nominee" awards in the 5th Annual (2009-2010) competition (Photojournalism-Amateur & Nature-Amateur), one "Nominee" award in the 6th Annual (2010-2011) competition for Still Life-Amateur, and three "Nominee" awards in the 7th Annual (2011-2012) competition (Nature-Amateur & Photojournalism-Amateur & Still Life-Amateur), and one "Nominee" award the 5th Annual Photography Master's Cup Awards for Architecture-Amateur.
I have also exhibited locally and regionally, including juried shows in Chico, Redding, Red Bluff, and The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel By the Sea, CA (web gallery). I welcome any and all comments and criticisms on my photographs. You can also follow my evolution on my blog - Robert Woodward Photography