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Rob Houghton

Acton, MA

About Rob Houghton

Acton, MA
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.

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Other works by Rob Houghton

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

    May 9, 2016


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

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