Bob Baumann - Behind the Lens

Do you have one photograph that you are most proud of and why?

I honestly have to say the I am proudest of my latest work.  Then I move on the the next.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find my inspiration in just about everything I see. From a rusted out Ford Truck to the flight of a Bald Eagle.               

What started you on this artistic endeavor?

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge in 1974.  I was amazed at the detail of the steel and stone work.  That’s when I started to look at things in a different way.

What is your favorite part of your artistic process?

It is the catch. I sometime equate photography to fishing,  you get a great number of keepers but every now and then you catch a big one.

When I grow up I want to …                

…be an adult.

Where did you learn your craft / art?

From being a year-book staff photographer in high school to photographing college football, I am learning more about photography everyday.

If you were magically given 3 more hours each day - what would you do with them?

Exploring my world.                

Artist Statement:  YOU DON'T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH. YOU ASK, QUIETLY, TO BORROW IT.  ~AUTHOR UNKNOWN