Robert Ogilvie


San Francisco, California, USA

About my work

I am drawn to beauty and nostalgia. Sometimes I see the beauty in the light and the fog that is always present in San Francisco. Other times it is in the grit of everyday things. Often decaying cars. They are disembodied and ever present. In the right context they seem to be part of a natural ecosystem, but they aren't. They are the most powerful symbols of American culture, especially the old ones that represent a bygone world - one that so many people in America are clinging to.


I was born in Grenada, grew up in Jamaica and Canada and live in the United States. I am the father of three strong children, all of whom are teaching me that despite what I see, the world around us is becoming fairer and more equal. I hope they are right.




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