Bob Buck is a talented photographer that makes you wonder whether you’re looking at a photograph, a painting or something more.
Born in Canajoharie, NY, Bob was introduced to photography by his father, a portrait photographer. By the age of seven Bob knew he was interested in photography, having already worked in the dark room with his father.
In the early 1970s Buck would join the Navy, and soon enough became the ship’s photographer. After his tour of duty, he took advantage of the VA benefits, taking a 2-year program at Fulton-Montgomery in graphic arts required courses in drawing and photography.
Upon retirement, photography became his passion. During his stint at the Cherry Valley Post Office, he won an award for the Route 20 Association Scenic Byway Logo Contest. The signage is still on Route 20.
Bob creates images that take us beyond a “single snapshot.” Having taught a class on cell phone photography at MVCA, Buck has mastered capturing and creating photographs from this modern day tool in a truly profound way. Bob has won awards for his photography, twice at the National Show in Cooperstown and today he’s in galleries throughout the area – Mohawk Center for the Arts, Cherry Valley, Canajoharie, Saratoga and Fort Plain to name a few.
With the influence of many people in his life, now Bob is passionate in helping beginning artists in the “Artists Mentoring Program” at MVCA. Buck works in both color and black-n-white photography. He presents us with a variety in style, but the bedrock of his work is in making us see the everyday, whether it be abandoned buildings or architecture in a whole new, thought provoking way. Come check out the show opening night on Tuesday, January 16 2024 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, or during The Renaissance Pub hours throughout the month of January-close on February 16, 2024.