Robert Kendall Priel
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Robert Kendall Priel

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Photography – Baltimore, MD

During my time serving in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, I purchased a Canon EOS 7-D with the intent of just taking touristy shots of the places I travelled. Little did I know that I would fall in love with photography shortly after. I was always an artist, but photography was something too expensive to afford before. With the help of the GI bill, I attended AACC in Arnold, Maryland where I completed the Photography certification and am currently finishing my photography degree. I currently can be contacted via Facebook at "Robert Kendall Priel Photography". My whole life, I have had a fascination with glass and the way it bends light. Two years ago, I discovered a way to combine my art skills with this phenomenon in my photography. This led to my current photo series, "Shattered Past". In this series, I photograph various types of antique broken glass with a variety of experimental techniques. All compositions included in my Shattered Past series emphasize how something used, broken, and thrown away as trash can be recovered and made more beautiful than ever before with just a little bit of care. This is of course a metaphor for broken people who, like the glass in the compositions, can be picked back up and put back together brighter and more interesting than the way they started. Scars give people character the same way cracks do with glass. This is the message I convey with each and every composition in this series. ...more