Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Artful Home: Rob Dobi

Rob Dobi is a New Jersey-based photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer who -- in addition to designing cool, graphic tees and working with bands like Fall Out Boy, Angels & Airwaves, and Coheed and Cambria -- has made something of a name for himself shooting abandoned institutions in the Northeast.

The Rhode Island School of Design graduate's photographs are breathtakingly lit and gorgeously textural (seriously -- the man is a maestro of peeling paint and exquisite decay). Some of the images he captures (like "Cross," top, and "Branches," above) are spooky and downright chilling; others are eerily beautiful. But all share an almost tangible sense of sadness and loss -- and I, for one, cannot stop looking at them.

A selection of Dobi's work from his haunting "New England Ruins" series:

Divine Coat

Pines 7

Salon Chair

Horizon Door

Not an Exit

Flower Bedframe



Park Temporarily Closed

CVH Dresser



Pines 8

Dobi's photographs are available for purchase on ImageKind. Prices range from about $16 for a 6-by-10-inch print to $64 for a 24-by-36-inch print. You can also have the images custom framed ($73 and up) or printed on canvas and shipped to you ready to hang ($32 and up).

Check out more of Dobi's work here.

(Thanks to Hannah, of Pie Bird Press and Printer & Piemaker, for first bringing Dobi to my attention!)


Cardboard said...

You find the best stuff, Leah! Thanks TONS for showing me this photographer.

onesilentwinter said...

Yes, I agree. I enjoy your blog !


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