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Rob Houghton
Acton, MA

About the Artist

I have been taking photographs for over 45 years, one of my main passions and avocations. Only in 2012, after a 33 -year career as an educator, did I begin to exhibit and sell my photographs to the public. Currently, my work is primarily focused on images of nature and abstract compositions of natural & man-made objects. While my artistic focus has evolved over time, at present, I have chosen to render and share images that are examples of the beauty and mystery that surrounds us every day. On my website you will see that I have a few series of images. Most of these images we…
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About the Artist

I have been taking photographs for over 45 years, one of my main passions and avocations. Only in 2012, after a 33 -year career as an educator, did I begin to exhibit and sell my photographs to the public. Currently, my work is primarily focused on images of nature and abstract compositions of natural & man-made objects. While my artistic focus has evolved over time, at present, I have chosen to render and share images that are examples of the beauty and mystery that surrounds us every day. On my website you will see that I have a few series of images. Most of these images were taken since 2013 and each group represents a various photographic style that I have explored over the last five years. They are: close-up / macro images, landscapes, color and black and white images, realistic and abstract images, panoramas, and studio images of flowers and vegetables.

Having trained on a large format view camera in the 1970’s where each photograph takes 10 minutes or more to compose and shoot, I learned to slow down, look carefully, and pay attention. This photographic process taught me to carefully observe and then photograph the complexity of nature and everyday objects and capture the subtleties of shape, color, shadows and light and other intriguing visual features, that might otherwise be overlooked. The resulting images make the viewer look carefully as well while asking questions, such as: What is it? How far away am I? What time of day is it? Is it a real or a manipulated image? I assure you that all these images are real, unmanipulated, and represent a moment in time preserved through my camera.

While I am primarily self-taught, I have learned a great deal over the last three decades from fellow photographer friends and colleagues and a few photography courses . Over the years, I have also been influenced by a wide variety of gifted, dedicated, and inspirational photographers and artists.

Artist’s Work

Black pond ice with leaf
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Black Pond ice with leaf

By Rob Houghton

Dawn heron
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Dawn Heron

By Rob Houghton

Red and norway maple leaves
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Red and Norway Maple Leaves

By Rob Houghton

River tree
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River tree

By Rob Houghton

Dawn river reflection
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Dawn river reflection

By Rob Houghton

Farm pallet 1
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Farm Pallet 1

By Rob Houghton

River reflection 1
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River reflection 1

By Rob Houghton

Water grass sky
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Water, grass, sky

By Rob Houghton

Black pond ice with air bubbles
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Black Pond Ice with air bubbles

By Rob Houghton

Black pond ice with air pockets
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Black Pond ice with air pockets

By Rob Houghton

Stream ice with oak leaf
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Stream ice with oak leaf

By Rob Houghton

Pastiche sunflower
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Pastiche Sunflower

By Rob Houghton

Mystery sunflower
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Mystery Sunflower

By Rob Houghton

Nashoba brooke fall 1
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Nashoba Brooke - Fall 1

By Rob Houghton

Pond view fall 1
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Pond View-Fall 1

By Rob Houghton

Tropical palm bark
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Tropical Palm Bark

By Rob Houghton

Underside of dingy
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Underside of Dingy

By Rob Houghton

Autumn ferns 1
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Autumn Ferns 1

By Rob Houghton

Autumn ferns 2
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Autumn Ferns 2

By Rob Houghton

Back lit banana leaves
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Back-Lit Banana Leaves

By Rob Houghton

Sunset the night of the blood moon
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Sunset the night of the Blood Moon

By Rob Houghton

Ancient barn windows
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Ancient Barn Windows

By Rob Houghton

Back lit sun saba sunflower
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back-lit Sun Saba Sunflower

By Rob Houghton

Ice abstraction 1
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Ice Abstraction 1

By Rob Houghton

One world trade center nyc
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One World Trade Center, NYC

By Rob Houghton

Quebec church
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Quebec Church

By Rob Houghton

Maine coast 1
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Maine Coast 1

By Rob Houghton

Three pears 2
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Three Pears

By Rob Houghton

River tree bw
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River Tree (b&w)

By Rob Houghton

Autumn colors of the farm
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Autumn colors of the farm

By Rob Houghton

Blue barn shingles
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Blue Barn Shingles

By Rob Houghton

Snow pallets
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Snow Pallets

By Rob Houghton

Russian mammoth sunflower
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Russian Mammoth Sunflower

By Rob Houghton

Evening sun sunflower
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Evening Sun Sunflower

By Rob Houghton

Barn door
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Barn Door

By Rob Houghton

Puddle ice with pine sprig
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Puddle ice with pine sprig

By Rob Houghton

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • http://acton.wickedlocal.com/news/20160509/acton-photographer-robert-houghton-brings-viewers-close-to-nature
    May 9, 2016

Education

  • Harvard School of Education, Master of Education
    Cambridge, MA,1989 
  • Havard University, BA
    Cambridge, MA,1978