Robert J. V. Spittler
The eye of my camera focuses primarily on nature, to freeze the ordinary beauty and interpret the simple mysteries that wait to be remembered. After years of cinematography, I now concentrate on digital imagery with a Nikon D2X. As with motion picture film, I’ve found that editing remains one of the most important parts of the creation. So many views and approaches are possible, so many techniques and styles. By composing, framing and splicing, I emphasize, alter or transform, not re-creating the exact image, but bringing my own imagination to each individual piece.
My latest work translates photography into giclee prints on archival canvas and/or paper, using archival inks. I embrace this vibrant medium because it allows total control over the photography, from inception through my own printing process, giving each print an individual stamp.
Tucson Museum of Art Biennial 2007
PanTerra Gallery, Bisbee, AZ
Manos Art Gallery, Tubac, AZ
Old Pueblo Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Wyatt Earp House & Gallery, Tombstone, AZ
Tucson International Airport Gallery, High Flyers Exhibition
Tucson International Airport Gallery, Photo Finish Exhibition
Pima Arts Council Traveling Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 2004
Pima Arts Council Traveling Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 2005
Pima Arts Council Juried Library Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, 2006
Tucson Chamber of Commerce Collection, Tucson, AZ
My Bose Gallery, Omaha, NE
Artists Coop Gallery, Omaha, NE
Antiquarian Gallery, Omaha, NE
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
Murphey Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Paloma Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, AZ
Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Museum of Art
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
Art in America Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists, ’85-‘86 and ’86-‘87
Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals, New York and Houston International Film Festivals
Over fifty years in photography
16 & 35 mm motion picture film. Arriflex, Mitchell, Auricon, Bolex, Cine Special.
Numerous formats of still photography, 2 ¼, 4 x 5, 35 mm. Nikon, Canon, Nikonos,
Roliflex, Hasselblad, Speed Graphic, Pentax, Argus C3.
Where to find rjvs online
Cowboys, Campfires & Wild, Wild Things
Powerball 33, my soon-to-be-released novel, inspired some of this poetry.
Some of the poems appeared in the Western & Cowboy Poetry of the Bar-D Ranch anthology. And I read several of these pieces around the campfire at the 2003 Cowboy Festival, Picacho Peak, Arizona.
For all the troubled little voices in the world who have no one: I pray that some caring souls enter your lives and heed your pleas, because many times that’s all the little ones need.
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