Humanities Art Gallery

A Practice of the Heart
Robert Bridges

August 22, 2012 – September 21, 2012

Reception: August 23 – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Photographer Robert Bridges will exhibit an array of floral photographs in an exhibit titled A Practice of the Heart, in the San Juan College Humanities Art Gallery, August 22 – September 21. The exhibit will open with a reception, Wednesday, August 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Bridges creates his photographs using in-camera, multiple exposures. This technique allows for a recording of reality that is impressionistic, soft, abstract and invites the dynamics of movement, light, chance and time.


Robert Bridges: "Art, for me, is increasingly a process of opening the self such that more often the medium becomes less obvious and the light within more luminous. I approach photography as a sacred art. I practice close up photography. Gardens are my sanctuaries. Flowers are my muses. When I gaze at a flower I don’t see “Iris” or “Dahlia,” rather, I become absorbed in color, shape, textures, movements of light and shadow all dancing. Sometimes, when I manage to slow my mind down to around 1/25th of a second, magic happens. I create using in-camera multiple exposures. This technique, among other things allows for a recording of “reality” that is impressionistic, soft, abstract, and invites the dynamics of movement, light, chance, and time. Thus each image is truly unique. All the work occurs in natural light and conditions. I do not use flash, filters, or reflectors. Whatever magic that happens, happens elsewhere."



The SJC Humanities Art Gallery is located in the Humanities balcony in the West Classroom Complex.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events,
contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464 or