Mon, 31 October 2011
Rob Hann is a photographer based in New York City. We talked about his upbringing on his family's farm in Salisbury, England. He told me about his move to London, and his work there on a fire brigade. He also made some cross country trips in America where he worked many jobs. He spent time as a fashion model and travelled the world. He then pursued a life behind the camera, and has made his living as a photographer ever since. He has been living quite an interesting life, and it was great to meet him and talk with him about it. He truly lives for his art, and I admire that. Rob's website (http://www.robhann.com/) includes many examples of his work. I personally love how the bright blue sky contrasts the sometimes decaying images that act as his subjects. Rob has a way of taking decaying cars and abandoned service stations and turning them into objects of beauty. There is an amazing sense of texture in his work, and it really makes his pictures come alive. Rob can be found selling his prints in SoHo on Prince St between Greene and Wooster. I am looking forward to meeting him in person on my next trip to NYC. If you see him first, tell him Matt sent you!