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20121229224646-explorer
Explorer, 1993 Handcolored Silver Gelatin Montage 14 X 18" © Bob Bennett
20121229230312-stairs
Stairway to..., 2007 Silver Gelatin Montage 14 X 18" © Bob Bennett
Surreal_dc
Surreal Washington D.C., 1989 Darkroom Montage, Selenium Toned and Handcolored © Bob Bennett
Edge
Edge of town, 1996 Darkroom Photomontage © Bob Bennett
As_croppeddealer
Pick a card, any card, 1999 Darkroom Photomontage, Handcolored © Bob Bennett
Readyornot_lg
Ready or not, 2010 B&W Photomontage © Bob Bennett
Smile
Smile, 1994 B&W Darkroom Montage, Handcolored © Bob Bennett
Mysteriouscruise
Mysterious Cruise, 2010 B&W Photomontage © Bob Bennett
Directions_4way
Desert Directions, 2009 Digital Photomontage © Bob Bennett
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Desert Ride, 2009 Digital Photomontage © Bob Bennett 2009
Moonrise
Moonrise, 1994 B&W Photomontage, Handcolored © Bob Bennett
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Dancing Man in the desert, 2009 Digital Photomontage © Bob Bennett
2views
Two Views, 2001 Darkroom Photomontage © Bob Bennett
Cheri_seaburst
A Modern Venus, 1993 Darkroom Photomontage © Bob Bennett
1152thepeoplearehere
A petroglyph -"The people are here", 2008 Digital Photo © Bob Bennett
Matteroftime
Matter of time, 1993 B&W Darkroom Montage, Handcolored © Bob Bennett
20121228093938-combustion_bobbennett
Combustion Darkroom Montage © Bob Bennett
20121228094038-hourglass_bobbennett
Hour Glass Darkroom Montage © Bob Bennett
20121229010114-bt_driftwood
Driftwood, 1997 Photomontage 10x13" © Bob Bennett
20121229223212-firewalkwithme
Fire walk with me, 2005 Photomontage © Bob Bennett
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Burlington, Vermont
Birth year
1951
Lives in
San Rafael, CA
Works in
San Rafael, CA
Tags
photomontage surrealism, photography
Statement

Bob Bennett grew up in Maine and New Hampshire, graduated from St Paul's School in Concord, N.H., in 1969... and then spent 20+ years in the Washington, D.C. area, before moving to California in 1992.

He's been an advertising art director ('76-'81), and was working as a freelance architectural photographer ('81-'91), when he opened the pandora's box of photomontage in the early '80's. 

Since then, his work has been seen in a number of national publications, both 'on assignment' and as 'stock', and in galleries and competitive exhibits on both coasts.

He currently divides his time between shooting film, gathering pixels, & photomontage printing (still done exclusively in a simple 'traditional'/chemical darkroom), ...and various digital work - including digital photo-illustration & montage, web graphics development, and high-end digital printing - in Marin County, CA.

When he's not doing that?... he's definitely at the beach, or in the desert, somewhere...

Gallery Shows & Exhibits, Book & Magazine Exposure

2004
Two digital montage images included in 'Surreal Digital Photography' published by Ilex Press, UK.

2001
"See this rim - strongest made for the money"
(darkroom montage print) included in group exhibit
at Circle Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2000
• Darkroom montage image "Explorer" used prominently in the book 'Black & White Photography / Manifest Visions' published by Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, Mass.

1996-7
'Explorer' poster published by Portal Publications, Corte Madera, CA.

1995
• 'California Dreaming' - Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason, SF, CA.
• Palm Springs Desert Museum, Artists council annual exhibit.
• Magnum Opus VIII, Sacramento Fine Arts center, Sacramento, CA.
• Contributed a print to Laguna Art Museum(Laguna, CA.) annual auction...
which was sold.

1994
• Contributed print to Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY -
Fundraising auction.
• Group exhibit, 'Darkside' - 8th St gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
• "Wierd photos" - Greene County Council on Arts, Catskill, NY.
• "Spirituality & Religiosity in America" 8th St Gallery, Albuquerque NM.

1993
• Toledo Friends of Photography, '93 National Exhibit at University of
Toledo's Center for Visual Arts.
• 'Earth Art' Associated artists of Winston-Salem NC, National Juried Photo
& Art Show. Sawtooth Galleries, Winston Salem, NC.
• Magnum Opus 93 - Sacramento Fine Arts center, Sacramento, CA.
• 'Showcase 93' All media Juried show, Beaverton Arts Commision,
Cascade Plaza, Beaverton, OR.
•'Values - at the end of the 20th century' - Orange County Center for
Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.

1991
• Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC, Group show
• Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX - "Beyond Photography"

1988 - 1996
Assignment illustrations done for many publications:
Washingtonian, Regardies, USA Today, Kiplingers,
Guitar Player, Keyboard, & Magical Blend to name a few.
You can see a sampling of them at:

www.bobbennettphoto.net/asgn1/assgnmnt1.html

1989
• "Photo Derived", Indiana Univ. School of Fine Arts,
Juror - Joel Peter Witkin.
• Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD, 5th Annual Multimedia Show.
• Arlington Art Center, Arlington VA, 'Winter solos'.