Despite the “amateur” status due Dean Cobin since he does not earn his living from his passionate pursuit of photography, one would be hard pressed to find anything remotely amateur about his process and approach to photography. Completely self taught, there is nothing that could be recognized as anything less than complete dedication to the highest ideals of the historic masters and their present day peers he emulates. He pursues mindful photography because it’s a deeply felt, integral part of the man he is.
“Photography is my passion, a labor of love, and a vision to share with the world. It is a moment in time captured forever; an image recorded as a part of history living on for eternity.“
Others in the world of photography have recognized Dean’s special talent for capturing a bit of “eternity now” by publishing and bestowing numerous awards for his work. The roster includes a virtual list of the most respected names in photography like Outdoor Photographer, Adirondack Life, National Geographic’s Your Shot and the UK’s Digital Photographer.
Shooting the aurora borealis was a quest that had long captivated Dean. It took his third trip to Yellowknife, Canada to be able to realize the phenomena as he had seen it in his mind’s eye. The appearance of the aurora is never a guarantee due to their quixotic nature. Add in the adverse and fickle weather conditions in a harsh environment with the temperature routinely at forty below and you have a better understanding as to why it took three trips, lots of groundwork and a bit of luck to realize the images for Night Light.
In addition, this photographer’s heart is as big as his talent. His proceeds from the sale of his work for Night Lights will go to the #1 rated Charity in NJ,*Table To Table. More of Dean Cobin’s work can be seen at www.deancobin.com
Join us for the opening of Paul Florio’s “Sunday in New York City” on Thursday, August 20th from 7 PM until 9 PM at Bergen County Camera. Paul is a long time friend of Bergen County Camera and an outstanding Street Photographer.
After winning a camera in the Kodak Pavilion at the 1964 NY Worlds Fair I became fascinated with photography. My dad was my main influenced. He was an architect by trade and worked in New York City. He often took me there and exposed me to the many wonderful places that few 12 year old’s get to see. Although he was drawn to the “structure” of the city I was captured by it’s people. Since then I have always been interested in people and places and have always enjoyed the social atmosphere that so few people experience living 15 minutes from the greatest City in the world.
My work developed as I learned how to interact with people. I was a wedding photographer for a short time (thank God) ! I then did work for Diesel Fashion, the Apollo Theater Jazz Foundation as well as The Christopher Reeves Foundation and Epson. All of this brought me to where I am today.
I would be remiss if I did not mention my second greatest influence as a photojournalist. Without the time and help of Bob and Tom and many of the great staff at BCC over the past 25 years I would still be shooting that Kodak…and you know how hard it is to get bulbs for that!
All images will be shown on Bergen County Camera’s Facebook page and BergenCountyCamera.com and the 16 finalists images will be framed and hung in the gallery for the show.
The finalists will need to submit their own 11×14 print or purchase an 11×14 print through Bergen County Camera. Finalists will be offered a Special Price for images printed through Bergen County Camera. We will mat and frame all finalist images.
The opening will be on Thursday, September 4th from 7-9 pm in Westwood.
A sale price of $200 will be placed on all finalist art. You are welcome to refuse to sell your photo during the show.
Bergen County Camera shall be entitled to a 20% commission for any featured art sold during this show.
We look forward to seeing some fascinating work. Good luck!
You’re invited to join us at Bergen County Camera on Thursday, June 19th fron 7 pm – 9 pm for the opening of “Your Point of View: Red, White, or Blue”. This is our second Your Point of View show featuring sixteen photographs by sixteen different photographers. We received nearly 90 submissions this time and our judges, featuring Melchior DiGiacomo, have made their picks. Stop in to celebrate not only the selected artists, but the love of photography. Refreshments will be served.
Didn’t make it into this “Your Point of View” show? News about our next open show is coming soon!