St Petersburg, FL, United States
About Robert Neff
Robert Neff, born in Ohio, is a photographer, contemporary artist, writer, and social advocate, who resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.His approach and style create an energy that engages the senses. Contemporary Artist — Mixed Media and Abstract As a young art student, Robert Neff, doodled geometrics and abstracts. This fascination was a precursor to his technical studies, while the art and writing were put on hold. Meanwhile, Robert honed his skill with the camera and returned to the art world later in life. His return was not by picking up the pencil, but through mixed media. Robert’s dynamic and vibrant mixed media artwork engages the senses. His photography is the inspiration for his two styles, abstract and geometric mixed media. His complex geometric designs redefine photography’s boundaries. Robert extracts the photograph’s DNA to create geometric designs. The DNA building block’s colors, tones, and shapes are used to develop the foundation for the design. Robert’s geometric designs have drawn comparisons to the Op Art movement. When the geometric design is viewed from afar, patterns, texture, and colors offer a unique work. Approach the work, and the underlying design emerges. Stand directly in front to see the design’s detail that was visible from afar. Robert’s work is based upon a creative need to explore and reshape perception. His travel and tourism, nature, event, and wildlife photography enhances the connection to the artwork. His passion to tell a story with photo essays has translated into mixed media. Robert is an accomplished writer, poet and award-winning photographer. The three mediums complement each other, and each stands on their own. His photography and storytelling are the inspiration and basis for his contemporary art. Photographer Robert is an award-winning professional photographer. He uses photography as a narrative to share his experiences and to tell the story. The work captures the unprepared moment and action. His work inserts you into the narrative and offers an emotional connection. Robert has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines, and travel magazines. He is also a writer with a published book and articles in newspapers and journals. He has investigated and reported on transparency in government, communities, and business and social issues. Robert specializes in weather, international events, sports (International rugby, soccer and Grand Prix), NASA launches and behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center, lifestyle, boats and sailing, nature, wildlife, and travel and tourism. Living in St. Petersburg, Robert has nature preserves, wildlife, pristine beaches and water activities and sports minutes from his home. He has been documenting the Tampa Bay weather for the past four years. He also has a front seat for the Tampa Bay tourism vibe where his work is viewed and distributed nationally and internationally.
BS Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, cum laude.
MBA, Campbell University
• 46 commissioned abstract and photographic artwork for a major corporate office in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The work selected by one of Florida's top interior design firms, StudioM and Vista Galleries.
• Winner: 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Place to Watch a Sunset
• 1st Block St. Petersburg at Craftsman House Gallery
• Clearwater Beach Uncorked
• International Rugby Photographer
• Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Florida
• Spectrum Miami at Art Miami 2015
• Clearwater 100 Plus Artists for 100 Plus Years
• 1st Place, Photography — I Love Clearwater Art Show
• All Jazzed Up Art Festival, Tampa