The Beauty in Energy - Photography Exhibit
5/30/2017 10:17:19 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.
A new photography exhibit opens June 1 at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame featuring landscapes of the oil and gas industry. Called “The Beauty in Energy”, the display contains fine art photographs by Bob Callender.
Callender specializes in taking photographs of the oil and gas environment, then creating stunning works of art that showcase the beauty of the landscape. He is an internationally-known oilfield photographer, whose works are featured in over 900 galleries across the United States and the world. Several pieces will be on display at the Western Heritage Museum June 1 through November 5.
“Bob Callender’s photographs capture the magnificence of the energy landscapes in West Texas, Southeast New Mexico, and other oilfield environments,” says Erin Anderson, curator of the museum. “His work with light, terrain and movement is truly amazing. Visitors will appreciate the beauty of the landscapes as seen through his lens.”
Callendar will be guest speaker at the opening reception of “The Beauty in Energy”, June 1 at 5:30pm at the museum. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the museum at 575-492-2678.
About Bob Callender
Bob Callender grew up in the oil patch world, where his father was a top drilling superintendent. His father would take all ten of his children (Bob was the youngest) to the drill sites, when they were old enough to be safe amongst the prairie dogs, jackrabbits and rattlesnakes. “My heroes have always been the wildcatters, the roughnecks, the all-in kinds of people that power the industry, innovation and transportation of an entire nation,” states Callender. As an adult, he connected his love of photography to his love for the oilfield. “My desire is to make you feel the image and not just see an image.”