Meet Bobby Wheat
Now in his 9th year as a self-published artist and gallery owner, Las Vegas local Bobby Wheat has captured the attention of critics, collectors, and colleagues around the world representing fine art photography in its most raw and organic state…ONE EXPOSURE on FILM combining the unparalleled resolution of large-format FILM with the world’s finest photographic developing techniques. Utilizing long exposures exaggerating color and texture paired with often reductive compositions that simplify chaotic landscapes and urban scenes into balanced arrangements of minimal shape and form, Bobby's large-scale photographic works abound with complex narratives told through minimal and meditative imagery bordering upon surreal.
Influences and History
Bobby began a concentrated pursuit of photography on medium and large-format film in 2004 under the mentorship of long-time National Geographic photographer Scott Mckinley in Jackson, Wyoming. Bobby's influences have varied widely with his methods stemming from the alternative printing techniques of master printer and large-format photographer David Brookover (Jackson, Wyoming) and his reductive composition style attributed to the works of artists including but not limited to Berenice Abbott, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Andreas Gursky, as well as the work of reductive landscape and abstract painters from Cezanne to Gerhard Richter.
In 2011 at the age of 28, Bobby launched his gallery in a small local Las Vegas development. Now, more than 8 years later, Bobby is consistently garnering high praise in the worlds most prestigious photography competitions, and doing so in the infancy of his career. His art has shipped to collectors on 4 continents, and at the age of 33, Bobby recently became one of the youngest fine art photographers ever to be named a "Master of Photography" by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world's largest entity for professional photographers. Also a connoisseur and student of the wine world, Bobby was recently awarded his Sommelier Certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers, the world’s foremost authority in the world of wine. And while the industry's top professionals are consistently giving Bobby’s work high praise, purchasing a piece of art is not about awards or hype. It’s about a personal connection to a form of expression. We invite you to enjoy his Downtown Summerlin gallery and see for yourself why one of the youngest artists in the industry has become one of the most respected names in fine art photography. Buy the art you love. It will inspire you for a lifetime.
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