Robert Festa, Boston Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement Robert Festa has always had an interest in taking photographs, especially those that capture objects and places in an abstract setting. Robert has been featured in Apartment Therapy, a national web blog with readership of 2.5 million viewers per month. [www.apartmenttherapy.com] His photo “glimpse" was also featured as a selected entry in the 2008 National Geographic International Photography Contest and his photo “sprite” can be seen in the Nat Geo Green Guide Infinite Photograph – As Seen on Earth [www.thegreenguide.com/infinite-photograph]. His work has been exhibited in several venues in Jamaica Plain and Boston at large.
Robert grew up in New Haven Connecticut, surrounded by world-class architecture and amazing photographic inspiration. He lives in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, with his golden retriever Penny. He is a Boston area architect and has worked with several nationally recognized architectural firms, most recently, Elkus Manfredi Architects. Robert is a Jamaica Plain Open Studios artist, an active member of the Footlight Club [America’s oldest community theater], and a member of JP Centre/South Main Streets Design Committee. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1991.
Robert shoots his photographs with a Nikon d70s digital slr camera and processes them with Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop.