WELCOME to our online store! We offer original fine art photography, both in black-and-white and color prints. Additionally, we currently offer books, posters, and maps predominantly about the North Carolina coast. You can choose a category to begin shopping or you can choose "The Stories Behind the Photographs" to enjoy memorable vignettes about capturing these moments on film as told by the photographer himself.
BRUCE ROBERTS BOOKS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Viewing Bruce Roberts’ photography is one of life’s surprising and enriching experiences. The feelings, emotions, and realities presented in his unposed images touch a deep chord of passion and compassion within us. His talent to capture candid moments in the lives of people attempting to make a positive difference in life is a gift of genius. With only a 35 mm camera, some film, natural light, and a keen eye for the right moment, Bruce has saved for future generations some of the most compelling faces for us to study from the last half of the 20th century. His images introduce us to people we otherwise never would have had the chance to know, yet we all know.
Bruce was weaned on night police patrols, trained on award-winning newspapers, and given the freedom to choose his subjects for nearly every major American magazine or book on the South. His photojournalism focuses on the 1960s and ‘70s while his entire photographic career continues into the 21st century.
His wife, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, remembers; "We were on the northern California coast in 1993 and he was using his cherry 4x5 view camera and then one of his three Nikon 35mm cameras. I asked him, "How do you know what image you're getting just looking through the viewfinder?" He looked at me without expression and quickly answered, 'I'm a photographer. I don't see objects. I see light.' "