Meet Guest Member Artist Roberto Crespin
Our new Amapola guest artist started life as just plain Robert Crespin. The “o” was bestowed on this gifted photographer to distinguish him from another Robert. Roberto or Robert, Amapola has him and we’re delighted.
Roberto Crespin comes to our nifty artists’ co-op gallery through the urging of another photographer par excellance, and Crespin’ s friend and mentor, our own Patrick O’Brien.
Roberto’s mother painted and he reckons he “got the art bug from her ” as he grew up in Clovis, New Mexico. Retiring from Los Alamos Labs’ Science Museum after thirty years, Roberto turned to photography full time. That’s seven years (so far) to capture the light and color of New Mexico, the cowboy life Roberto grew up around, the Pueblos and all the varied cultures of our state.
Roberto enhances these images with the use of his computer, effecting transformations that photographic artists in the past used to create in a darkroom. He asks himself, “How does the photo itself look best?”
Come see the answer, revealed in these splendid images.
Amapola Gallery, a true artists’ co-operative, on the Plaza in Old Town, Albuquerque. 10 to 5 daily.
After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer