Bob Rosinsky is a photographer who sees things differently.
Since the 1980s, he’s been making pictures that elevate ordinary scenery, transform the landscape, and render the mundane mysterious. Rosinsky has monocular vision. Lacking depth perception, he sees the world similarly to the way a lens depicts three-dimensional space in two dimensions—perhaps a boon for a photographer.
His current work features three discrete series. The Homeowners’ Association and The Night Watchman are shot under the cloak of night. Hitchcockian shadows loom and the facades of ordinary homes become menacing. Artificially lit gas stations, car washes, and strip mall storefronts are awash in hyperbolic color, while backgrounds recede into unknowable blackness. Alternatively, Rosinsky’s Horizon series celebrates the meeting of sky and sea. Meditative, highly abstracted, and richly nuanced, a consistent compositional device unites each image—the horizon line divides the frame into two equal halves. The result is sublime.
Rosinsky has shown his work at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Slusser Gallery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; Badischer Kunsteverein in Karslruhe, Germany, and the Centre International d’art Contemporain de Montreal in Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Minneapolis College of Art & Design and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rosinsky is the inaugural recipient of the György Kepes Fellowship Prize.
While he is now dedicated to fine art photography, Rosinsky worked in the commercial realm for several years. His company Top Dog Imaging provided technical and creative photographic services for businesses and private clients. Earlier, Rosinsky worked in video and animation, using super computers and robotic cameras to create motion graphics and special effects. He also taught introductory and advanced digital and traditional photography at Florida Southern College, and conducted photography workshops at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.