Ann Arbor Photographer - Robin Vincent
The Active Life of an Ann Arbor Photographer
For Robin Vincent, fine art photographer, runner, business woman, being intimately connected with the planet is just part of her day. Her daily routine includes a run of five or ten miles, and along the way she constantly notices powerful material for her evocative photos of houses, barns, trees, and structures from bygone days. For Robin, being a photographer is as natural as being a runner.
Fine Art Photographer
She doesn’t carry a camera while running. “Too cumbersome,” she says with a smile. “That would slow me down!” But on those days when she opts for a bicycle instead of a camera, Robin brings the camera … emphatically! “I’m always noticing subject matter when I run, so I most definitely bring the camera when I’m on the bike!” It’s the life of an active photographer: On foot? Remember. On the bike? Stop and shoot.
Portrait Ann Arbor
Because Robin has a consistent set of routes upon which she runs, she has time to absorb her vision of the things she sees along the way. With the eyes of a photographer, she can watch the visual effect of the changing seasons on her subject matter. When the perfect combination of object, season, light, and memory combine, the time is right and she takes the shot.
Ann Arbor Photographer
“It’s the difference between flying across the country and riding a motorcycle. On the plane, you’re lucky to see any of the scenery. On the motorcycle, you can reach out and touch it! One of the things I like about being a photographer is surprising people with a view of something they might see every day, but never quite the way it looks through my lens.”
Family Portrait Ann Arbor
Houses, ground, people’s yards, gardens, and mailboxes all take on a special feeling through Robin’s eyes. The things we pass by every day suddenly remind us of a simpler time gone by, when families were closer and when we still had time to watch clouds pass by overhead. Though her photos evoke an era long past, the unique style of Robin Vincent, the photographer, helps bring us back to ground … and live in the here and now.