Bob Schultze

I use photography as a means of self-expression – I make pictures for myself, to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. A clearer understanding of myself and of my world allow me to explore fragments of life as an abstract form in photographs that call attention to detail that others overlook.  My passion is to use the camera like a kaleidoscope, to open an unexplored world, a place of self-expression.

My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and a driving desire to document moments before they are lost to memory.  I most enjoy photographing environments, focusing on the underlying layers of detail in my composition.  I look into the shadows for the images that are not obvious at first and have the possibility of imagined space and time.  Using this two dimensional medium, my goal is to illustrate my experiences in a unique thought provoking visual reality for the viewer. My photography often evokes the passage of time and imagined space. I use slow shutter speeds and double exposures to explore the nuances of movement and the modulation of time as it passes from past to present to future. I am inspired by photographers like Ansel Adams to compose by the contrast of light and dark, while using the changing light of day to arouse the mood of the moment.  


Based in beautiful San Diego for the past thirty years, I’ve had the fortune to be immersed in a potpourri of visual opportunities all around me.  Over the last several years I’ve developed a passion to capture the majestic beauty of our National Parks using the new and exciting generation of digital photography that is nearly limitless in possibilities.