Welcome to my website, I hope you have a pleasant visit. As will be apparent from your visit to my gallery, I am a generalist in terms of the choices I make when taking photographs. The gallery has been structured to represent geographic regions or areas of particular interest to me.
The heading and introductory images to each of these areas, represent to some extent what captured my interest. With regards to specialized topics such as computer generated images, some of what has interested me will be obvious. These graphic art images represent an evolving process, particularly as it pertains to the complexity of the images and the incorporation of photography and/ or sketched images into them. As such these are likely to change in complexity and interest as the field and my involvement changes.
Having said that I consider myself a generalist, I nevertheless have developed a particular interest in certain areas, such as the American Southwest, where canyon colors and rock formations have become favorites of mine.
My background in horse racing also has left me with an everlasting interest in this sport. Its color and excitement continue to be some of my favorite items to photograph. I have tried to document the speed aspect as well as beauty involved by panning at slow shutter speed. This has proven to be a difficult technique which occasionally produces the results expected. I have some examples of this.
With my photography of Puerto Rico I have tried to capture the beauty of the place, its people and to document the fact that it is a small island surrounded by beautiful and historic homes, beaches and abundant fauna.
My photography of Panama is the product of my return to my original country. It reveals the most striking visual changes that have taken place in my absence of eighteen years. The Bay of Panama has undergone tremendous development as evident by the numerous high rise buildings which have been constructed there. This gives the bay a unique appearance of dynamism and beauty. This is documented in my photos of the bay. This is juxtaposed with views of the older portions of the city which have not changed very much, including some ot the fishing boats still in operation.
As stated above, lately I have developing interest in graphic arts and computer generated images. The resulting images are often very beautiful and compare favorably with anything I have done with the camera. This continues to be an area of challenge and growth for me.
The incorporation of my drawings or my camera work with the computer generated images offers me the opportunity of exploring the best of both mediums. How to achieve a seamless integration of both mediums constitutes an area challenge, but one that is really worthwhile undertaking.
Black and white photography has also been one of my favorite areas. This technique is particularly suited to the depiction of the sensuous lines of the canyons of the Southwest, for example, where form at times is more important than color. In general, black and white photography requires an entirely different sense of appreciation and enjoyment in a world where everything color predominates.
~ Roberto Reid