Robin Borzotta is a native of Louisville Ky and has lived throughout the US. Although her occupations lie in health and healing as a registered nurse and certified yoga therapist, her longtime avocation and passion lies in photography. In 1987, while studying art history, Robin took her first black and white photography course. However, it wasn’t until a 1993 trip to China, armed with a Canon 35mm camera and with two dozen rolls of black and white film that her photographic journey began in earnest.
Almost three decades later, from 35 mm to Large Format, traditional black and white darkrooms and now a digital format, the equipment has changed and evolved. However, it is not the equipment that creates the image. It is the tool that allows the photographer, the individual whose passion and desire to capture what they see and to share that with others that creates the image.
“For me, my photography is my way and means of capturing the light and the magic of the moment. Wherever I may be, I love watching the everchanging light and its effects on my surroundings. How long shadows can create patterns and design in mud along a riverbed, or how the reflected light of the sun turns sandstone with its streaks and crevices into a warm abstract painting. I love watching how dramatically a landscape can change, depending on whether you are viewing it at sunrise or sunset. A pool of still water becomes a mirror reflecting earth and sky and the morning dew on a spider’s web turns it into a neural matrix. Sometimes I capture these images and share them, sometimes they simply remain images in my mind’s eye. But my pursuit continues, along with hope that once the shutter opens and the exposure is made that magic will happen. An image the reflects the moment.”
Robin Borzotta: Vantage Point