"The County Fair" Photo Montage by Artist Robert Rosenblum

 When  I was seven years old, my parents gave me a plastic box camera and one  roll of black and white film to use on a family outing to the Los  Angeles Zoo. With only twelve moments to capture, I thought I had better  use them wisely and it was a sad thing to get to the end of the roll.  However I still enjoyed the feeling of pressing the button and continued  to snap away and could not leave the reptile house until I had snapped  it for every single animal in the building. It took forever to get the  images back from the store and it was very exciting to open the envelope  and relive the adventure. 

As  soon as I was able to drive I learned the joys of travel and  documenting those travels through photography. As my body of work grew, I  began to see its relationship to me as a product of Los Angeles. My  family history having New York roots, the history of Los Angeles and  California with its rich Hispanic influence, its place on the Pacific Rim as the gateway to Asia and the Southwest. This melting pot  that is Los Angeles is the melting pot that has now shaped me and the  art I make is a direct product of all of those influences.

Combining  all of that with the more personal explorations of surrealism and  psychedelia has expanded my work to include abstract expressions of the  above influences using those elements to create montages of otherworldly  landscapes that are still firmly rooted in my upbringing. All of the  montages I create, use only photos that I have taken. I do not collect  or use images from any other source.

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