Profiles by Joe Farace
"Shutterbug reader Bob Strupat's splash page provides
access to his bookstore that contains self-published books of his
remarkable landscape photography, including a preview that lets you
flip through each book's pages. The screen's left-hand
side has an entrance to a modest page showing thumbnails for 15 galleries.
Because of the large number of galleries and images, picking a place
to start is a challenge. I began with Yosemite because I've
never been there and have "seen all the pictures" but never
saw the park photographed the way Strupat has done it. Although captured
in a classic style, Strupat is
the kind of landscape photographer who waits for the light and then,
and only then, does he make an exposure.
Because his views were so fresh, some of them surprised (and delighted)
me while others were more comfortable, yet still displayed the viewpoint
of a gifted craftsman at home with his medium.
"Niagara Falls is a place that I have visited and it's
been photographed to death, yet Strupat tossed the clichés
out the window, re-imagines others (a frozen falls captured in the
snow) while creating compelling images of this wonder of nature. Bob
Strupat gets real small with his flower images in Bloom!, from
the ordinary to the extraordinary , but they are always worth a click.
Check the Info button at the top of the screen for a little information,
but just a bit, as with his passionflower image where he
lets the photograph speak for itself. Take your time looking at the
images on display and prepare to enjoy yourself while appreciating
the work of a talented photographer who's wrapped these sensational
images up in a quiet, unassuming package."
Shutterbug Magazine, July, 2013
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