100-Watt No. 153

100-Watt No. 153

from 195.00

This collection began as a “mistake” while Robert was in a remote monastery in Japan when a long-exposure setting on the camera streaked a bare lightbulb hanging in his room. As this was his first trip shooting digitally, while poised to push ‘delete’ the little voice pushed the ‘inspiration’ button instead.

Months later when he was back in his studio, Robert suspended a 100-watt light bulb against a black backdrop and began experimenting. This collection is the result. Each image is a single-exposure photograph. A portrait of the single, unmoving, light bulb.

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To purchase… select from the two finishing options depicted to the left.
(NOTE: these art pieces can also be hung vertically or horizontally, as per your liking)

  • FLOATING : an archival, acid-free, photographic print mounted to aluminum and then covered with a durable UV matte laminate to make it last a lifetime. The art is mounted to a recessed frame. The image ‘floats’ off the wall for a clean, clear, edge-to-edge experience of the full image. Offered here in three sizes: small (8” x 13”), medium (20” x 32”) and large (36” x 58”), with custom sizing available.

  • TRADITIONAL : an acid free, 100% cotton, archival photographic print matted, signed, and framed behind glass within a thick, black, wooden frame. Offered here in a medium size of 22” x 29”, with custom sizing also available.


Each piece of art is hand-created to order.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Contact us anytime with questions / to get pricing on other sizes.

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FINISHING OPTIONS

  • FLOATING : an archival, photographic print mounted to aluminum and covered with a durable UV matte laminate. A recessed frame is then mounted to the back so the image ‘floats’ off the wall for a clean, clear, edge-to-edge experience of the full image. Available in three sizes (note: all sacred-geometry / golden-rectangle proportions).

  • TRADITIONAL : a 100% cotton, archival photographic print matted, signed, and framed behind glass within a thick, black, wooden frame. Offered here in the medium size (note: with the image in golden-rectangle proportions).


Each finished piece of art is hand-created to order.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Contact us anytime with questions / to get pricing on custom sizes.

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“This collection embodies a whole new relationship for me as a photographer. Accustomed to capturing what already exists, here I felt much more like Jason Pollock than I did Ansel Adams. The camera was a brush and light the pigment as my movements became the strokes that created the image. Fast… slow… up… down… near… far… I’d never moved so much as an artist! As the lightbulb remained still in the middle of the black backdrop, each image becoming a one-of-a-kind portrait.”

— RB