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Robert Bicknell Photography

Robert Bicknell Photography

Photography

I have had a love of photography since I was a teenager, and my interest in the outdoors, especially the landscape of New England, began at an even earlier age. These two passions progressed in tandem, and my affinity for the natural world remains paramount in my photography today.

Without the benefit of formal art education—I am a graduate of Bentley University and have pursued studies towards an MBA—my path in photography has been a circuitous one. I am self-taught and have derived inspiration from American Realist painters like Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, French Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-August Renoir, and contemporary photographers like Ernst Haas and Jay Maisel.

My photography has also been influenced by childhood memories of the New Hampshire coast, the Great Marsh approaching Newburyport, Old Route 1 between Boston and Mount Desert Island, the White Mountains, and the mill towns of the Merrimack River Valley.

My goal as an artist is to photograph subjects in a way that conveys a strong sense of place and beauty. In doing so, I operate under the two tenets “light is everything” and “you have to be there.”

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