Robert Moran Vertigo

Photographs by Robert Moran
March 18, 2013-May 19, 2013

Closing reception May 2, 2013, 6 - 7:30 has been cancelled to circumstances beyond our control

Robert Moran

Robert Moran

Robert Moran

Robert Moran

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Robert Moran says the photographs in this series explore his reaction to heights and “the fear, fascination, and curiosity they engender in me and the perverse thoughts they inspire.”

The series, Vertigo, is featured in the Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, March 18 through May 19. It runs parallel to the theater’s productions “The Rat Pack Returns” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Closing reception May 2, 2013, 6 – 7:30 has been cancelled to circumstances beyond our control

“On a personal level, these photographs are an examination of my lifelong experience of vertigo,” Moran says. “They explore the connection between my most disturbing thoughts and the structures that inspire those thoughts.”

And, he says, “On a more universal level, they are an attempt to celebrate life’s everyday sights and often unnoticed scenery – the quotidian world that contains life’s wonder and speaks to its mysterious uncertainty.”

The images of towers, billboards, and tall buildings have been cut apart and rearranged into collages that juxtapose the structures’ shapes, sizes, and purposes. In the final step, color and texture have been added.

Moran, a fine art photographer, lives on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. His interest in photography began at age 12. After studying art at the University of Maine, he ran several businesses over the course of 20 years.

During that time, he pursued personal photography projects on trips to Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. His recent undertakings have taken him to Cuba and Antarctica.

Moran’s work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. His photographs are included in private collections in the U.S., as well as in Australia and Europe. His award-winning photographs have recently been published in The Photo Review, Shots Magazine, and B&W + Color Magazine.

The Stoneham Theatre is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-6 p.m., and one hour before each theater performance. The gallery can be accessed through the Stoneham Theatre's lobby at 395 Main Street in Stoneham, MA.

The Stoneham Theatre is a professional nonprofit regional theater that presents eight shows a year. For more information, visit