SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 29
OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
by BOB HELFERT
I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, and have always appreciated the intensely photogenic character of this area. After a 30-year career in the neurosciences, during which much time was spent applying technical photography to my research, I now pursue photography as an artistic genre, translating perspectives gained as a scientist toward the abstract expression of nature’s offerings.
Being a detail-oriented person, I focus on the finer topographical, textural and tonal aspects of our planet in a manner similar to what I enjoyed while using microscopes to capture close-up images of the brain’s “landscape” and chemistry.
Please examine my work. As you do, relax and look beyond the image to view the underlying forms, textures and colors. There is much to enjoy here in terms of fine detail. This underlying “anatomy” is the essence of my art, and is what I refer to as the Tones of the Earth. I hope you enjoy the experience!