Friday, March 26, 2010

Robert Gebbie Photography (RGebbiePhoto) opens gallery on Fine Art America.

Robert Gebbie Photography (RGebbiePhoto) opens gallery on Fine Art America.

Photographer, artist, author and personal development mentor Robert Gebbie opens his gallery on Fine Art America with soul searching and emotionally charged photographs, exploring the emotions and inner evolution of humanity through the individual. Included in this gallery are some of our favorite picks from the well known “Man” series which have been published in the book, “I Creator, a personal journey”, as well as a newly released “Couple” series that is still in the process of shooting and development.

Please feel free to visit our newly opened gallery on Fine Art America at -


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Slaying the Dragons Within

Everyone has battles they fight in their everyday life, such as family and job stresses. But what of the wars that rage within one’s own self? The ever-weighing scale between the things we know which are right, and the deeds we have done that are wrong. Even a young child knows when they act in a way that hurts others without cause. We can assume, with the rare exception, that most people recognize the basic concepts of good and bad.

We all start with the same scaled down version of the rule book. So where did humanity go so far away from following our own natural and true nature? What pains and injustices must we have suffered and forced on each other to steer an entire society so far from its course? Do we even care about the road our world takes in facing its future?

The true nature of the beast lies within. It is not always in the accomplishments, but the intent that our internal balance will weigh. At the end of the day, one should claim they have done their best or been the best person they can be. Any time people enhance or improve their inner self, they add to the advancement of our world as a result. From a small act of kindness extended to another, a multitude of people’s lives may be enhanced, like a tidal wave forming from a single drop of rain. The accumulated experiences of an individual’s life have much to do with creating the person they become; history has great influence over the path of the future. Often the unresolved fears and guilt of the past create the blocks that obscure people from a more peaceful and happy tomorrow.

Clear the roadway between who you are now and the greater individual you will be. The greatest truths awaiting discovery are within the things we already know, but often fail to understand. Woven within the experiences and observations of life are each person’s individual perspective of the truth. The goal is to tell our own selves the truth. The only thing standing between a person and their discovery of inner peace is the person themselves. While we react to exterior influences, we do have control over the person we are within.

Only three conditions need to be met for people to be happier and more peaceful individuals. Forgive yourself for the mistakes of your past, honestly identify the qualities that need improvement about yourself, and always move forward. Simple in concept, but almost impossible in application. Few people dare to brave the horrors of climbing deep into themselves and discover the glorious spirit that resides within. But a more peaceful and wonderful future awaits those who do!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How will you leave your mark?

We spend our lives with too much self involvement, getting mired in the small details without ever viewing the larger great works being created right in front of us. When a person drops the veils and misconceptions that have been presented as a reality, and allow themselves to accept the things they know within to be true and right, a new awareness and vision emerge. For me, the path was open to find the answers I seek.

The purpose of life, in my opinion, is to continually strive to better ourselves and our understanding of the world around us. To be true to our purpose and move forward, ever growing and evolving in who we as a species have become. To one day evolve beyond the barriers of this world and move forward into an existence of spirit or energy beyond our current abilities.

As a species, we have been passing forward the sum of our learning and existence to the generations that come after us. Through the works left behind, from cave paintings to written word, we express our perspectives and understandings to anyone and everyone who will take notice. We are creatures of expression, needing to make our mark and be recognized. The human race has been on a long and difficult journey in understanding our place in creation. The messages created of our concepts and ideas have been recorded through history in art and writing and in our ever growing forms of expression. We seek with hope and faith while trying to understand with science and philosophy, and in everything we do we cry out to say “I am.”

With expression, we communicate and mix our experiences and perspectives to an overall greater truth and knowledge. Exploring life, we add our chapter to a larger and continually expanding manuscript of human existence. We crave acknowledgement for the things that have been accomplished, to be understood and leave a mark on history. As a race, we strive to become something better than we are as individuals. Creating, and becoming creators ourselves. Making an honorable, lasting impression on the universe, and perhaps time itself. Faith in a greater purpose gives people the desire to strive for better, while evolution and reason define the details of our learning along this journey.

The human race has great curiosity and imagination, we dream of things both real and of fantasy. In every fragment of our essence we crave to be the masters of our own destinies and the creators of our future. Reaching into the depths of our individuality as well as out to the stars in an attempt to answer the questions of our existence and place in everything.

We are the only creatures I know who spend their entire lives documenting and recording themselves, in millions of forms and in millions of ways we say I am, was and have been, I must leave my mark, I creator, see what I have done. So Create! Take a photograph, draw a picture, write a line, sculpt, build, design, teach or communicate. Create, invent and imagine because that is what it means to be human and for all of us I might even speculate that this is the true meaning of life, and the answer to everything we are, to leave our mark, to be remembered.