I am Bob Venezia, an award-winning stereoscopic photographer based in Seattle. I’ve been listed in Photographic Society of America’s “Who’s Who” every year since 2006; I have over 300 acceptances in PSA-recognized exhibitions, with over 60 awards including 14 Best in Show. In 2009 and 2012 I was the top exhibitor of digital stereoscopic images worldwide and one of my images was named the Stereo Photo of the Year for 2010.
I seek to capture images that display dramatic light. I’ve been experimenting with 3D video and my movie “Animated Amusements” was presented with the Artistic Achievement Award of the National Stereoscopic Association in 2011. Another movie, “Pieces of the Fair,” received the Critics Choice Grand Prize at the Totally Stacked Video Contest in July 2012. Both movies have played in international film festivals.
So where does all this passion for 3D come from? It’s simple enough. I loved my ViewMaster as a young pup, and when I view a great 3D image it still makes me feel like a kid.
Large format prints are available for many of the images seen on this site. My work is in corporate and private collections and has been exhibited in Seattle, Portland, Loveland, and Costa Mesa. My images have been published in the PSA Journal, the Who’s Who of the PSA, Stereoscopy, Stereo World, MSN, and the Seattle Times.
In a former life, I was a “new vaudevillian,” performing for nearly a decade with friend and partner Bliss Kolb as Laughing Moon Theatre. I have shared the stage with such luminaries as Utah Phillips, Amy G, Avner the Eccentric, the Flying Karamazov Brothers, the Marine World Water Buffalo, and the World’s Largest Rotisserie. Over the last 20 years I’ve worked as a Photoshop specialist, mostly for a little mom ‘n’ pop software titan in Redmond, Washington.
I live in West Seattle with my wife and two photogenic cats.
If you’d like to get in touch pop a note through the Contact page.
If you’d like to learn more about 3D photography in the Seattle area you are welcome to attend a meeting the Puget Sound Stereo Camera Club.