Join The Club

The photographic work of Bob Gibbon is currently on display at the Fluvanna Library.

For the month of June, Gibbon’s work is available for viewing and sale at the library.

Gibbon’s interest in photography began in 1999, with a 0.3 megapixel camera. In 2000-01, he progressed to a 2 or 3 megapixel camera.

“I had a show (at the Prendergast Library) in 2008, and that’s about the time I got my first DSLR,” Gibbon said. “My advice to those new to photography is to take pictures and join a camera club.”

Gibbon is currently involved with the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club and the Chautauqua County Camera Club.

“I would love to get a picture of a snowy owl,” Gibbon said. “I keep taking pictures and learning new techniques – the camera clubs are fabulous for that.”

According to Gibbon, he is a “sucker for color.” Many of his photographs – some among tens of thousands still in need of processing and editing – show vibrant scenes.

When not taking photographs, Gibbon is a part-time psychiatrist at the Chautauqua County Mental Health.

Regarding the individuals who have influenced his photography the most, Gibbon mentioned Jen Schlick, Bill Smith, Suzette Paduano and Chad Ecklof.

To contact Gibbon, call 485-3690.

The Fluvanna Free Library is located at 3532 Fluvanna Ave. Extension in Jamestown.

For more information about the library, contact library director Christine Anderson at 487-1773. Visit www.cclslib.org/fluvanna for links to the library’s online catalog and lists of new books and videos.