Leading Lines, Real and Suggestive
Robert Melgar has a wandering spirit. With the turns his life has taken, it’s easy to see why.
Growing up in New York’s Upper East Side, Melgar made a drastic move to Miami at age 15. From there he joined the US Air Force where he served with Special Forces in Saigon. He settled down for almost 33 years when he returned to Miami and joined the police force. After retiring he made another drastic move, trading his
badge for hiking boots in the hills of Tennessee.
Melgar’s camera was his traveling companion since 1966. From photographing military crash sites to crime scenes, he now prefers the landscapes and interesting sites that he finds across the United States. Long photography trips yield images of beautiful vistas and whimsical finds that delight those who see them. His photos of the American West have won acclaim.
Melgar has learned a lot about photography in all this time. Part of what he knows is self taught; much has been learned from other photographers. He is always eager to share what he has learned about composition, color, and technique.
This time Melgar has traveled beyond the US borders. A current trip to Europe is garnering stunning images of Budapest, Amsterdam’s tulip festival, Slovakia, Austria and other amazing places. Melgar is eager to share these places captured as only he can in the near future.
Melgar’s presentation will feature various aspects of photography and will focus on leading lines, a technique used to draw the eye to a point in a photograph. The lecture will feature Melgar’s photos and is free to the public. For more information on Robert Melgar and to view his photos visit www.redbubble.com/people/rmelgar.