The Edmonds Arts Commission is sponsoring an exhibit of photographs by Edmonds resident Bob Sears, running now through Jan. 30, 2012. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Sears carries his camera with him everywhere he goes, watching for photo opportunities, especially in Edmonds with its mix of historic buildings, vibrant downtown and stunning location with magnificent views of Puget Sound. He is drawn to photography that incorporates the human element and admires the work of documentary photographers like Eugene Atget, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.
The photos in the exhibit were taken with either his Nikon D200 or D300. He prints his own work on an Epson printer.
Sears grew up in Pacific Palisades, Calif. and attended the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design. He was a senior art director at a major ad agency in Chicago and had the opportunity to work with the finest commercial photographers in New York, LA, and Chicago. He moved to Seattle in 1998 and now lives in Edmonds.
The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St.