Bob McDermott taught high school and college classes in history and psychology for thirty-four years in and around New York City before retiring and moving to Chestertown. There he now lives with his lovely wife Linda. Traveling has always been in his blood and these days he continues his wanderings around the globe with Linda by his side.
Ever interested in other cultures and the natural world that houses their societies, Bob has journeyed to all seven continents and enjoyed their people, their flora and fauna, and their breathtaking landscapes. Although he is wont to favor North America as the most spectacular of all, his photos detail the wonders of our entire world.
In recent years Bob and Linda have traveled to places as exotic as Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, Vietnam, the Amazon, the Galapagos, and Easter Island, and places more domestic in the American Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska, and New England. In 2013 they will venture into Africa which likely possesses the most intriguing destinations of all: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The excitement and anticipation are palpable!
The teacher in Bob drives him to photograph his expeditions and present the view of life therein imbedded to any and all who might find it interesting. In February of 2009 he and Linda offered a solo show of photographs taken on a one month sailing voyage along the Atlantic Ridge (nestled in the ocean between Africa and South America) at North Creek’s Tannery Pond civic center, and every November their most current visuals are displayed in the Ruplin Gallery of the Chestertown Public Library. In addition Bob is a member of both LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council), having exhibited his work in juried art shows at its Glens Falls gallery, and NCAA (North Country Arts Center), contributing pictures to its regular Chestertown shows. His landscapes have also been juried into the NCAA annual Summer Photography Show at Glen’s Falls Crandall Library.
If you are a traveler, even an armchair one, or if you are a tourist, especially an adventurous one, you are sure to find these photographs beguiling, perhaps whimsical, and always created with love for subject and respect for the viewing patron of the arts. Enjoy!