As a classically trained pianist, Robbie comes to photography looking for visual melodies. Just as music can take you on a journey, make you laugh and cry, and touch the deepest part of your soul, so can a photograph. She is a storyteller and she looks for, and sometimes create, visual narratives that define a place in time. Robbie is also drawn to finding beauty in unexpected places, hoping to intrigue, inspire, and evoke a reaction from the viewer. She is a champion of the overlooked, and sees her photography as a way to create change, giving exposure to societal issues that need to be addressed. In particular, she is drawn to ideas of aging, and wants to celebrate a soon-to-be-lost generation and it’s rituals and routines before it is too late.
Robbie is also influenced by a combination of traditional and contemporary artists, including Georgia O’Keefe and enjoys presenting comparative images of contrast and texture. Road trips across the Southwest has given her a deeper appreciation for the big sky, the open road, and the natural world. But she is just as intrigued by microscopic worlds closer to home. No matter where she turns her camera, she wants to bring her compassion, humor, and sense of curiosity to the work she creates.
Robbie's work has been exhibited at the Carmel Art and Film Festival, MOPLA, 2010, Bergamot Station, Su Casa, Venice Beach Hotel, Santa Monica Loews Hotel and featured in Allure and Gourmet Magazine as well as other publications. Robbie's work can be found in "Rendezvous with Light" a book co-authored with Carol Muske Dukes, California Poet Laureate. Additionally, her work is presently installed in several buildings at the University of Southern California, Mallow Hair Studio, and businesses in Los Angeles. Her photography has been obtained by collectors in London, Tokyo, New York and California.
View her work at www.robbiekaye.com or www.robbiekayegallery.com
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