About Bob Barbour
We are a visual species. We think and dream in pictures, and in our attempt to clarify our perception of the world, photography provides us with the means to undertake a very specific exploration of this world, sometimes with universal implications. Rather than trying to create images to prove a point or illustrate a concept, I am interested in the function of photography to act as a witness to the world and to personalize that experience to the viewer an image that will then elicit their own involvement into that experience.
As Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, The aim of photography is not to transmit to the public a view of current events, but a particular emotion, produced by the encounter between the photographers inner world and the world surrounding him. This Magic Moment and creating a photographic image of that distinct encounter of the inner and outer worlds, that specific slice of time, is my purpose and exemplified in my art.
I was born in Catskill, New York, located on the banks of the Hudson River and a short distance from the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Over the course of my involvement with photography, I have tried to emulate the works of the Hudson River School of Painters that have immortalized their inspirations with their paintings of this scenic area.
My interest in photography as a means of expression goes beyond the simple documentation of the world. The resulting imagery reveals a fascination with the subject matter that is based on emotional connection, as well as a gift from God, as he shares with me his vision when I create these images.
Shine Your Light
Bob Barbour Eyes for Light