Growing up on the plains of Oklahoma, Bobby always had a fascination with the grandiose scenes of the western United States. Road trips with his dad from early childhood into his college years solidified his desire to continue exploring the natural beauty throughout the world. "I was always so enamored with the big scenes out west that even from a young age, I had what seemed like an innate desire to take a sense of ownership in those places. Taking a photograph was the best way for me to do that".
Soon after marrying his wife Haley, they packed up and moved to the rugged mountain town of Jackson, Wyoming, where he continued to fine tune his craft while working as an electrician and later an elementary teacher.
|"Out of the Ashes"|
Unsatisfied with the print quality from digital cameras, Bobby soon resorted to building his stunning body of work using old-school techniques. After 4 years enduring cold winters up north, Bobby and his family moved to the heart of the desert southwest, Las Vegas, where he taught elementary for 3 years before opening his debut gallery at Tivoli Village.
|"Streets of Venice"|
The Bobby Wheat Gallery features the exquisite fine art photography of the young and ambitious Las Vegas local. From the deserts of the American southwest to the streets of Venice, Italy, Bobby captures his body of work using vintage large -format film cameras yielding a portfolio with unparalleled detail, integrity, scarcity, and archival permanence. His unique purist approach cultivates within him an organic grasp on fine art photography that is extremely rare amongst contemporary photographers, elevating his natural expertise and ability to convey the wonder of the world around us. Awarded 8 times internationally before the age of 30, Bobby's work is being recognized along side that of his contemporaries 20+ years his senior by the world's top art critics.
Bobby continues to seek out the hidden beauty of the world yielding an alluring body of work that is guaranteed to keep viewers excited as he explores new terrain and exotic locations in upcoming shoots. Collectors can look forward to Wheat’s bright future as he continues the tour de force that is his exploration of our landscape and the manner in which we experience it. "Inspiration is Everywhere"™ Bobby Wheat.
|"Sounds of October"|
To stay in tune with new releases, gallery events, photography tips, shot locations, etc. please find Bobby on Twitter: @bwheatgallery, his facebook page: Bobby Wheat Photography, his website http://bobbywheat.com, and his gallery in Tivoli Village.