Bob PomeroyPhotographer Male Tampa, Florida, US
My Website: Fine Art America ProfileMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/bobpomeroy
Mayhem # 940
The World as Visual Anthropology
I picked up a camera while studying Anthropology at Michigan State University. One of my professors’ encouraged his students to learn photography as he showed his murky slides taken with a Kodak instamatic. For nearly twenty years, I used photography as a tool: a research tool while studying as an Anthropologist and as a journalistic tool as I wrote about music for magazines. I didn’t think of my photography as an art form at then.
Somewhere along the line, the urge to create images overwhelmed writing and research. My images are informed by visual anthropology as I look for beauty, sensuality and eroticism. I am fascinated by people dancing to their own beat. My images capture fetishists, punks, Goths, rocker chics, pinup girls and body art fanatics. This is my world as visual anthropology.
How I Work
Since I developed my craft shooting concerts and documenting events, my shooting style is laid back. I thrive working in collaboration with models who have a strong sense of self and who bring ideas to the shoot. I do give direction. I do set up shots, I am equally happy to capture the unexpected, the unguarded moment, and the happy accidents that occur during a shoot.
Only the Stones Remain: Images of Berry Pomeroy Castle 2013
My work has appeared in:
Cocktails and Couture (featured artist) @ the Ritz Theatre, Ybor City, FL
Art Prize 2014 @ Rocky's Bar and Grill, Grand Rapids, MI
Art Prize 2113 # Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Kahwa Coffee on Henderson Ave, Tampa (solo show of infrared landscapes)
The ART OF KINK @ Fetishcon
Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI.
Nominated for Favorite Photographer 2010 at bondageawards.com
S.L.A.M MAGAZINE -
Alt Fashion Magazine (UK)
ExoticaExpo.com (official staff photographer Exotica Expo 4)
Mena Brinno (band photo for Icy Muse CD and promotional material)
Angelcorpse (CD booklet photos)
Focus Magazine (Tampa)
Creative Loafing (way back in the distant past)
Creative Class Magazine
Sound and Vision
Various websites with events pictures.
Art for Social Change, Fountain Street Church @ ArtPrize. Grand Rapids MI.
The Box Show, West Tampa Center for the Arts, 2013
Art Pool Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
Nude Night Tampa 2013
Shades of Grey: Fairvilla Superstore, Orlando, Florida
Belle Isle Yacht Pub, Orlando, Florida.
Art of Kink - Fetishcon 2011
Essence of Ybor - Ybor Square
Man on the Moon - Ritz Theater
SLAM Gallery - Tampa.
Masquerade Art Ball, October 30, 2010, Orlando
Featured Artist @ Chamille Leon, April 2010, Tampa
Nude Nite Tampa 2010
Square One: Magnum Opus - November 2009
Arts on 9th - Ybor City, FL
Art Pool St Petersburg FL -
Tampa Artist Emporium, Tampa FL -
Square One: La Di Da, Tampa, FL -
NudeNite Tampa Feb 26-28 2009
Virgin 2.0 at the Ritz Theatre December 2008.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: Members Show 8/2008
Gala Corina: Iluminacions 11/2007
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: Memebers Show 7/2007
Cigar Theatre: 2012 Show 5/2007
Bombshell Gallery -Zombies 10/2006