Robbi Ling Montgomery

Mundelein, IL, United States

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I am a photographer and a digital artist. Creating an image may be as simple as a few enhancements to a photograph or it may involve complex technical manipulations that abstract one or more photographs into an image that is my version of altered reality. Post-processing and abstraction allow me to show the potential that my mind perceives, not just what my eyes and the camera see. My years as a scientist and researcher trained me to look beyond what is in front of me and, as much as I derive great joy in taking a beautiful picture, I find tremendous satisfaction in discovering hidden beauty in my images through digital artistry.

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ag_biography : Robbi lives in Northern Illinois. She lived in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota for most of her life until retirement led to the move to Illinois. She earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota. She worked in healthcare for forty years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Educator. Between family life and career she didn’t have the time or opportunity to explore her artistic side until after retirement. She thought of herself primarily as a scientist during her working-life, but used her creativity for problem-solving in the laboratory and designing education units and methods. Although she had an interest in photography she didn’t get beyond the point-and-shoot stage until after she retired from her career. She bought a DSLR camera and enrolled in photography classes at the Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. She started out in a program for documenting nature but soon discovered that she enjoyed the courses in fine art and abstract photography. She has now completed two certificate programs at the school. Through these courses, she explored techniques for post-processing using computer software to create works of art from her photographs. Her science and technology background now enhance her creative skills. She finds great joy in shooting a beautiful photograph but also tremendous fulfillment when she finds hidden beauty in her photographs through post-processing and digital artistry. CV available on request
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Robbi Ling Montgomery captures powerful yet healing themes in her photography. Her dual-concentration of the natural and modern worlds yields a diverse, variegated body of work ranging from vibrant floral imagery to the quiet, timeless mystery and romance of the Tuscan alleyway paved with ancient bricks.

With her explorative use of post-processing visual and graphical techniques, Montgomery draws out what she calls the "hidden beauty" behind the picture. In this contouring of the imagery, she recaptures a unique expression of almost tactile presence that photography has always sought to grasp. By sharpening the contrast or asserting new color, she also communicates an emotive presence that brings the viewer that much closer to the experience within the image. Though trained in traditional photography at Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein School, she delights in pursuing wildlife portraits. "I love to create stories with animals," she says. In covering landscapes, her art also uses the natural kinesis in an ecosystem to tell a story.

Montgomery earned her undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Minnesota. As a lab scientist and educator in the healthcare field, her creative energies helped her design education units and creatively approach problem-solving while independently pursuing her artwork. She earned two certificates in photography from the Regenstein School after retiring to Illinois, where she creates and accentuates photography of the natural world around her in all seasons.


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