Floral  Series

Reflect Series

Floral Series


Reflect Series


Bob Petersen


Dramatic mirror image reflections of local seascapes and larger-than-life, vibrant flowers are the focus of my photography. My work captures the chaos of nature with large-scale photography in a combination of abstract and realism. In my art, I take the viewer into the beauty of nature to create an emotional response.


 My “Floral” series uses a narrow depth of field to draw a startling response. Inspired by my coastal Virginia living, the “Reflect” Series is an abstract interpretation of the natural and repetitive nature of the coastal landscape. I use textured rag paper to push the photographic image and to achieve the feel of a hand-applied medium.


 I was an advertising creative director for over 30 years working on regional and national accounts, and have won over 75 creative advertising awards.


I have my BFA in Visual Communication Design and Illustration from Kent State University with a curriculum including old school film photography and lab classes. My illustration minor developed a keen sense of detail and composition. As a Creative Director I have collaborated with renown commercial photographers. Exploring creative self-growth lead me to pursue photography, blending my fine art and advertising art background.


I donate $25 of every “Floral” photo image to the Norfolk Botanical Garden and “Reflect” waterscape to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to emphasize the need to preserve and protect these local resources.


Images are limited addition:

L > 3 + 1 AP

M > 5 + 1 AP

S > 7 + 1 AP

Custom > 1
These are archival pigment prints on an acid free,100% cotton rag museum quality art paper.



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