Rob Skinnon

Fine art photographer based in Connecticut

Very little gets me more excited than grabbing my gear to explore the backroads of New England, or the beaches of this coastline. I’m lucky to live in a location that enables me to explore my passions for both land and sea.

For me, it’s not entirely about taking photos. It’s about grabbing a cup of coffee and taking a long drive to remote locations where I can unwind while capturing the tranquility around me. It’s about walking up a long trail to get to a location, getting exercise and being surrounded by nature. Every so often, I’ll watch a sunrise and not even take a photo, I’m too consumed in watching how fast a shift of colors can transpire. The emotion in my work is about the journey, enjoying the long hauls, even going through physical struggle in order to find peace – and to get the shot. I love exploring, and finding places in New England that might otherwise go unnoticed.

During a seascape shoot, you’ll find me digging my feet into the sand, gripping my tripod tight, crashing waves surrounding me, and talking out loud as I describe the scene in my camera’s viewfinder. I become immersed in my surroundings. Often, the ocean feels overwhelming to me. I shoot with a long shutter speed to slow it down and make it feel more peaceful, even if it means I get soaked in the process.

All of my color work is printed as pigment prints, using archival pigmented inks on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper. Black and white prints as real silver gelatin prints on fiber paper. All prints are limited edition, signed, titled, then mounted and matted with 8-ply archival mat board. Prints can be purchased as matted, or matted and framed.

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