100-Watt No. 76

100-Watt No. 76

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. Months later while back in his studio, he suspended a 100-watt light bulb against a black backdrop and began creating “portraits”. Each image is a single-exposure photograph of the single, unmoving, light bulb.

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  • 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.
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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