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Robyn Raggio


Free Member, Sherman, Texas
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About me

To create is the reason we are here, to capture the irony, the paradox, the love, the joy, the grief, the fear and anxiety, the anger--ALL OF IT. We are driven to record it, interpreting it all through our own spirits, so that generations to come will understand the meaning of our times through our visions. They will learn that there was beauty here-- there was Grace and God's Blessings in spite of the turmoil--that there was Art--Great Art, and great spirited creators of that art, and great custodians of that art. They will come to know how it survived through the darkness of the times, how it rose above the evil, above the greed, above the pain and suffering of millions of people-- that it could be found within ourselves and expressed through whatever was placed in our paths. The ability to recognize raw emotional tales and give them wings is essential for the survival of our craft as well as ourselves. The stories that are immersed in our images have found us in order to be told.

I am a working and exhibiting professional with 30 years experience in broadcast television graphics and photographic areas of the creative arts. I started taking photos in my teens when I embarked on a trip around the world and discovered a new creative tool--the camera. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Creative Writing and Graphic Design.

My favorite themes are the extraordinary in the ordinary, the magic of the mundane, the obscure anomalies found in nature, the colorful stains of everyday living, man-made contraptions past their prime, the sublime of the ridiculous and the incredible power of love.

I primarily use a Canon EOS 5D, with a 100mm 2.8 Macro, a 70-200 2.8 Sigma EX, a Canon 24-70 2.8 LSeries zoom, a Fuji Finepix 5000, a Nikon990 (my first digital) and various film cameras from 35mm to 4x5.

For a more extensive bio, please visit the link below:

www.photoworkshop.com/double_exposure/publish/RaggioCover.shtml

please...FC and visitors, Buy Our Book!!!

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/477146

Thank you, Gerry Dagonese, for your recommendation of Dodgescape.

Nadine, this little star is for you...
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Thank you, Tamara, for recommending this image! This is a Kodachrome film image, one of the first images I took years ago--just out of college and passionately in love with the art of photography. I still feel the same about this wonderful craft we all love and share on this amazing site.

I am proud to recommend for Gallery consideration, the following vision of brilliance created by Inez Soares. Inez, you are amazing.


Thank you Robert Riley for adding VisceralLace to the voting process. I am truly honored.
"This one is for you, Daddy." kiss.


A special thank you to Piet Johan Vansevenant
for recommending Magnifimarsh for Gallery voting consideration.
I am deeply honored.


A very special expression of appreciation to Jutta for recommending EveningTranquility for your Gallery voting consideration. Thank you so much, Jutta. It was a lovely surprise.

Comments 322

  • Tad Kanazaki 01/02/2011 3:13

    Happy New Year 2011
    Happy New Year 2011
    Tad Kanazaki
  • Fons van Swaal 01/01/2011 12:15

  • Kaith Kakavouli 12/19/2010 14:02

  • Fons van Swaal 12/18/2010 13:33

  • Tad Kanazaki 12/14/2010 5:15

    TO ALL FC MEMBERS
    TO ALL FC MEMBERS
    Tad Kanazaki
  • pistone 05/12/2010 1:31

    Thank you so much for your kind comment, Robyn!
    I'm flattered. Thanks!
    best wishes priska
    agrumi
    agrumi
    pistone
  • Ziggy Spiz 04/21/2010 2:49

    Thank you for your kind comment!
  • Stefan S. Mosley 04/15/2010 6:44

    Sunrise
    Sunrise
    Stefan S. Mosley

    Hey Robyn
    thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm doing extremely well and I hope you do too. It's so great to hear from you again, please keep in touch.
    Rgds
    Stefan
  • antadis 03/13/2010 1:09

    hello Robyn!
    thanks a lot for your kindly comment!
    best regards, Dina
  • Ramon Aranjuez 03/01/2010 15:57

    Many thanks for visiting my gallery.
    Very much appreciated, you have a very nice
    gallery as well.
  • roald 02/24/2010 19:32

    thanks for the visit and appreciating the work. i'm honored.
  • antadis 02/24/2010 4:05

    thank you so much for your kindly comment, Robyn!)
  • Marjetica 01/22/2010 10:30

    Thank You to look in Naja's eyes!
    Naja's eye
    Naja's eye
    Marjetica
    I'm glad that You like them!
    Regards,
    H*
  • Tad Kanazaki 01/06/2010 1:41

    Hi Robyn.
    Thank you for your visit and comment on my picture.
    Bw Tad.
    Urban Legend 1
    Urban Legend 1
    Tad Kanazaki
  • CHEFALEX 12/30/2009 23:08

    wishing you a very happy new year and thanking you for all of your support throw 2009 wishing you the best for 2010.
    Alex (Chefalex)
    the storm
    the storm
    CHEFALEX

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