Who wouldn’t be flattered to be the subject of an interview with the above lead headline?
I am both flattered and honored to have a fine art photographer and educator of Bob Killen’s stature take his time to get inside my head for the benefit of other artists. You can read the interview on this link.
You can see a list of the tough questions Bob asks below. He definitely was digging for useful information about the fine art photography market, the print market, art marketing and social media. I did my best to give answers that will help other artists. Take a few minutes to learn why I find Bob such a dynamic figure on so many levels.
Steve Jobs said: “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?” If you look into the work of Bob Killen, you will find his dent in the universe. He is a photographer extraordinaire and an accomplished artist with a wonderful eye for composition and color. More than that, he has a subject about which he deeply cares, which are public wildlands. He is also a cancer survivor with a motivating story to tell about his battle with it.
Bob has devoted much of his professional life, art and artistry to raising public awareness about the consequences on wildlands due to the conscious choices the public makes regarding them. In the past several years, he has focused on exploring and making images from the Mojave Desert.
Not content to photograph the magnificent desert himself, he became the first Artist in Residence for Mojave National Preserve. Today as an Artist Guide, he actively recruits photographers and painters to the worthy Mojave National Preserves Artists in Residence Program. As he says, “We are seeking fine art image-makers, (photography and paint) to explore the Mojave National Preserve with their cameras and canvas. For the artist in residence program we seek artists whose work will capture and preserve the meaning of the Mojave National Preserve, but whose aesthetic sense stirs a deep measure of artistic affect within the viewer.” If this describes you, contact him at: [email protected]
When Bob is not working on his professional and personal fine art photography projects, you will find him fully entrenched in a teaching capacity. Besides teaching fine art photography to all levels, he is an Adobe Certified Trainer. I recommend you subscribe to his blog to keep up with all he offers fine art photographers and fans of fine art photography.