Robert Cassanova's experience in science and engineering is the foundation for his life-long passion for photography. He has creatively integrated the basic principles of science, art religion and culture to achieve a deeper understanding of our fundamental preferences in the visual arts.
He uses medium and large format film cameras as well as a high resolution digital camera to capture visions of order, symmetry, patterns and the flow of light and form. Visualization of an image or a scientific concept is often the first step in creative breakthroughs in art and science. Robert's portfolio includes visual themes of rustic farm life, architecture, growth patterns in plants, places of worship and scenes from the Sierra mountains, coastal areas, the Colorado plateau, France and Italy. His most recent exhibitions have emphasized the "Visual Rhythms of Art, Science and Religion". He has given lectures and seminars on "Revolutionary Creativity" and "Connections Between Art, Science and Religion" to universities, technical societies, photographic organizations, private industry, government agencies (DASA, DARPA, DoD, NSF and NRO) and civic associations.
Robert is creates black and white images on silver gelatin paper in a conventional, wet chemistry darkroom and scans B&W negatives for manipulation in Photoshop and printing with archival pigmented ink. He also uses high resolution digital techniques such a focus stacking, high dynamic range and panorama stitching to create exceptionally detailed images of horticultural specimens, architectural interiors and vast landscapes. Robert's high resolution color and B&W photographic images are displayed in his hand-made, oak, walnut, heart pine and cypress frames.
Robert's photographs have been exhibited in the venues shown on the page labeled "Exhibitions" on the left side of this page. Additional exhibitions are scheduled in 2015.