Bob Kolb is a multifaceted New York-based digital and film still photographer, with an eclectic, dynamic and vivacious portfolio. Photographic body of work encompasses both an American and international flavor, and includes landscapes, portraits, abstracts, urban life, sports and religious imagery.
Makes exclusive use of natural light; takes advantage of vibrant colors and unconventional perspectives to create unique and powerful images, with the objective of revealing subjects in completely unexpected and unanticipated ways. Pursues photography as both an unbridled passion and second career, following long-term success as a private businessman.
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, New York, NY - 2005
A-FOREST GALLERY, New York, NY - 2006
NEW YORK TIMES
CRITIQUE OF WORK
“From cityscapes to rare portraiture, from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern, from the grand monuments of time to the subtle beauty of the prosaic, New York photographer Bob Kolb’s photographs traverse continental boundaries to capture the faces and the architecture of diverse cultures. Elegant and often breathtaking, Mr. Kolb’s studies reflect shadows and colors, which are illuminated by exquisite light.
Via his fascination with the mysterious dance of the tango, he sensually evokes a surreal, painterly couple whose heat and passion are symbolically reflected in the graceful serenade of the dance.
Mr. Kolb’s luxuriant colors and ardent luminosity radiate an aura of timelessness, as though the images were not of objects or people but rather of memories, vivid and enduring. His compositions are quite intimate, with great attention paid to the abstract forms of his compositions. Through an accomplished depth of perception, Mr. Kolb’s lens highlights the world around him, providing a unique interpretive realm. His elegant abstract figures invite us to an enchanted world whose figures are suspended in both time and space.
Subtle and elusive, Mr. Kolb weaves color, texture, and nuance. In his poetic visual narratives Mr. Kolb’s eye immortalizes people, places, and objects into an eternal place, exquisitely offering us an untarnished view of his world.”Art Acquisitor