Roger Mark Holcomb
About Roger Mark Holcomb
I was Born 09/25/1957 in Walnut Creek, California, U.S.A.--suburb to Oakland/San Francisco. I have been capturing images since 1977, and the work presented here spans approximately 36 years. Most of my work has come in spurts of inspiration, usually after attempting inauthentic career moves. My only formal study was in Zurich, Switzerland with commercial photographer/artist Jurgen Tapprich. After our collaboration and marital failure I returned to San Francisco where I began working with Larry Keenan for a few years. After this period of work and study I returned to university to finish my degree in philosophy and go on for an advanced degree in Clinical Psychology and attained and attain a license for clinical practice. I am an artist and psychotherapist; observation and evaluation with relationship being everything. My work is intuitive and comes into focus when mindful. My early photographic influences include Edward Weston, Jerry Ulesmann, Larry Keenan, Philippe Halsman, Helmut Newton, Mark Boyle. I am also influenced by Abstract Expressionism, especially Wassily Kandinsky. Intellectual influences include Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Alfred North Whitehead. I entered the International Photography Awards and received 3 honorable mentions: 2 in the abstract and other category for my work CAVE PAINTING in 2008; and another in the category of abstract for my work THE FIELD in 2010. I am seeking representation, exhibition opportunities, gallery relationships, and friendship and collaboration.