to influences, Santa Barbara photographer Robert Bruce Duncan confesses to
loving 19th century photography, especially Julia Margaret Cameron. And
while beauty is almost always his goal he's seduced by the fact that the
camera stops time. As he relates, "How else can we look into the eyes
of those now dead over 100 years"? This is one reason her prefers
working with girls who have never been in front of a camera before.
"Character", he says, "is one of my interests".
Robert sold his first professional photos to a surfer magazine when he was
just nineteen years old. His first book, Cutwater: Speedboats and Launches
from the Golden Age of Boating, is available at Amazon.com and he's
particularly proud of the copy, as his degree is in English, and he's
always admired great writers. The fact that he'd spent many days on the
water as a commercial fisherman/charter boat captain gave him a
familiarity that few authors bring to their subjects.
Robert's prints are available through his website, in his Santa Barbara
Studio/Gallery, and occasionally at Ebay.