Robert Hall, a Utah native and 4th generation photographer, has been passionate about photography for more than forty years. His work has won awards internationally and has been shown in many museums and galleries.
His professional work includes fine art photography, professional portraiture, figure studies, and commercial imaging. He is also highly respected and recommended for his darkroom techniques and collaborates with other professional photographers throughout the US and Europe to help them realize their vision using advanced photographic methods.
Robert’s true love and major focus is large format photography. He uses 8”x 10” and 12”x 20” view cameras that create a negative of that size. He then contact prints the negatives by hand using platinum, palladium, silver, and gold. These are archival procedures that may outlast even the landscapes they honor.
Photography has been used to capture and hold images for information and for documentation, but in Robert’s photographs, the image is reflective of a mood. Robert states he photographs “not to record or document, but rather to capture and hold, just for a moment, the essence of something greater that exists just beyond our view.” His work focuses on connecting forms, lines, and space to create a perspective beyond what is seen in a glance.
As with any piece of art, Robert believes the meaning within his work is created by the viewer…“we sense beauty in a very personal way; our reactions to the outside world are governed by our internal sense of self. Art helps us see with new eyes what we knew was there but did not recognize.”
Hour: 5 PM
Process: 8×10 film, Silver print on Forte Warmtone paper