Robin Zygelman presents a stunning selection of photographs that catch the eye and the imagination. Visit her website to see more of her work.
I grew up in West Islip, Long Island, and have spent the past decade capturing images in Boca Raton, Florida. When I was in my twenties, I took a darkroom course at the New School in New York City. That is where my love of photography was born.
After a successful career in the publishing and media industries and raising my two children, I rediscovered my passion four decades later. My friend taught me about digital photography during a trip to Italy. I enrolled in classes at a local community center as soon as I returned home.
In light of the pandemic, I have shifted to Zoom for weekly photography critiques with The Art of International Photography.
Photography is the lens through which I navigate and interpret the world. I consider myself a visual storyteller and bring my camera everywhere I go (even when it annoys my family). I’m seeking compelling moments where I can capture stories within an image. I’m a pet sitter by day, which enables me to indulge in my passion of photographing inspiring people during all of my available time.
The heart of my work celebrates humanity. I constantly strive to connect with strangers, learn their stories, and honor their uniqueness in a photograph.
As an avid traveler, I enjoy visiting new places. I want to see how people live, celebrate, pray, and simply go about their daily lives. In particular I love photographing cultural events, performance art, local festivals, and pride parades. That’s where I can capture the self-expression, love, and power on display.
I aim to share my vision with room for interpretation so that viewers can create their own stories through their personal perspectives. I hope my art conveys the joyful elements of humanity and represents individuals with honesty and integrity. If my photographs can touch a viewer on a soulful, positive level, I am gratified.
I’m now able to pursue my craft and follow my dream of photographing captivating people and scenes that catch my eye. I believe I am a work in progress and will spend the rest of my life learning and growing as a visual artist.
I hope you enjoy my images as much as I’ve enjoyed collecting them.