Seeking the Vibe
A book of surreal photomontage images, all printed in a traditional darkroom
by All images are © Bob Bennett 1992-2016
About the Book
A collection of 22 Darkroom Photomontage images, a bit surreal, done by a master image maker, with a few words about each - kinda philosophical, metaphysical. A feast for the eyes, food for thought.
The theme? we are all seeking a vibe, of some sort, that enlightens us to some degree.
Bob Bennett grew up in Maine and New Hampshire, graduated from St Paul's School in Concord, N.H., in 1969... and then spent 20+ years in the Washington, D.C. area, before moving to California in 1992. He's been an advertising art director ('76-'81), and was working as a freelance architectural photographer ('81-'91), when he opened the pandora's box of photomontage in the early '80's. Since then, his work has been seen in a number of national publications, both 'on assignment' and as 'stock', and in galleries and competitive exhibits on both coasts. He currently divides his time between shooting film, gathering pixels, & photomontage printing (still done exclusively in a simple 'traditional'/chemical darkroom), ...and various digital work - including digital photo-illustration & montage, web graphics development, and high-end digital printing - in Marin County, CA.