A Thousand Tales

40 x 60 inches, mounted on wood panel and resin varnish

Bob is a photographer whose subjects are natural elements and landscapes. An Ohio native and current Virginia Beach resident, his large scale images test the boundaries between recognition and abstraction to invite the viewer into a multi-sensory relationship with the subject.

There are obvious benefits to working in nature, but the fun starts with the chase to find the subject, lighting, view point, composition and right weather conditions to accomplish the objective for each of my series. Petersen uses his work to promote meaningful awareness about environmental stewardship. Proceeds from his work help support The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Norfolk Botanical Garden. 

Petersen received his B.F.A from Kent State University School of Visual Communication and Design. His current photography is a product of years in the world of brand advertising and design as an art director, creative director, agency founder and educator. Training that inspires him to approach his art openly but with a purpose. After years of hiring and directing prominent artists and photographers for his agency work, in 2014, Petersen took the step to creating his own photographic art.

His work has been recently exhibited at MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art) in Virginia Beach, Capital One in Chesapeake, VA, multiple BOJUart gallery exhibits in Virginia Beach and Richmond, and the Norfolk Botanical Garden.