August Artist of the Month — Rob Dutton, Photographer

Mountain Stars - Rob DuttonRob was drawn to Flagstaff over 25 years ago by its natural beauty and the palpable, magical energy of the town, its culture, and surrounding mountains. A life-long hobby photographer, in recent years he began organically growing his hobby into professional offerings. He creates fine art, event, and creative portraiture photography. His accolades include:

  • World Wildlife Fund photographer finalist 2011
  • Featured photography in “Mountain Life Magazine” including cover
  • Featured photography in the Flagstaff Daily Sun
  • Official Photographer for the Flagstaff Yoga Festival 2009-2013
  • Official Photographer for Caravan Dreams 2013 (a popular holiday showcase of professional and student belly dancers)
  • Artist in Residence for the Thomas Byers Guitar Studio
  • Member of the Flagstaff Artist Coalition
  • Director of Photography for the Sedona Yoga Festival 2014
  • Director of Photography for Pickin’ in the Pines 2014
  • Artist Coalition of Flagstaff, Artist of the Month, June 2014
  • Powell Museum (Page, AZ), Artist of the Month, August 2014

His work has been exhibited and sold at several Flagstaff venues including:

  • The ZHouse Gallery
  • The Wine Loft
  • The Mountain Star Vacation Rental
  • Brandy’s Restaurant
  • The Artist Coalition of Flagstaff

Rob has also done photography for The Yoga Experience, Bob Hoffa’s Zion and Grand Canyon yoga retreats, weddings, and creative portraits.

Mystery - Rob Dutton

“I am drawn to photography by the allure of being able to capture and evoke visceral and magical feelings through imagery. The magical dance of light, shadow and color is such an amazing and inspiring dance to see, the aware and watchful eye can’t help but be drawn to it. It’s a tireless dance that happens every day waiting to entertain the watching heart in myriad and mystical ways, sometimes grand and obvious and sometimes almost hiding, subtle and shy. Photography for me is about reflecting the feeling a sight experience stimulates inside me. With every release of the shutter, I excitedly hope the result will be the feeling I wish to share…or your flavor of it.”

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