Robert Kawika Sheer

Artwork

Alien Signs at the Hollywood Sign (34/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Alien Signs at the Hollywood Sign (34/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed lower right

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Ghostly Gunslingers, Calica, CA (42/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Ghostly Gunslingers, Calica, CA (42/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

8.38 x 20 in

$860.00

Indian Feather (28/250), 2000

Robert Kawika Sheer

Indian Feather (28/250), 2000

Fine art photography, signed lower right

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Pele Reigniting An Old Lava Flow (26/250), 2004

Robert Kawika Sheer

Pele Reigniting An Old Lava Flow (26/250), 2004

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Spirits Honoring the Lone Cypress No. 2 (39/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Spirits Honoring the Lone Cypress No. 2 (39/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

The Herald Angel Prepares to Sing Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA (28/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Herald Angel Prepares to Sing Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA (28/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed L/R

20 x 16 in

$1,125.00

The Spirits of Stonehenge (51/250), 2000

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Spirits of Stonehenge (51/250), 2000

Fine art photography, signed

9 x 20 in

$860.00

Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 2 (49/250), 1999

Robert Kawika Sheer

Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 2 (49/250), 1999

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Aliens at Goblin Valley (31/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Aliens at Goblin Valley (31/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Giant Sequoia Star Trail (48/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Giant Sequoia Star Trail (48/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Lake Powell Star Circles- North Star (28/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Lake Powell Star Circles- North Star (28/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Spirit Gondoliers, Venice, CA (45/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Spirit Gondoliers, Venice, CA (45/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

9 x 20 in

$860.00

Spirits in Corkscrew Canyon (30/150), 2000

Robert Kawika Sheer

Spirits in Corkscrew Canyon (30/150), 2000

Fine art photography, signed

40 x 30 in

$3,250.00

The History of Flight (Upon the LAX Sign) (30/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

The History of Flight (Upon the LAX Sign) (30/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Three Hawaiian Spirits at Waikiki (32/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Three Hawaiian Spirits at Waikiki (32/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

9 x 20 in

$860.00

Yoga Dunes (30/250), 1999

Robert Kawika Sheer

Yoga Dunes (30/250), 1999

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Angels at the Music Center Fountain (27/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Angels at the Music Center Fountain (27/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Graveyard Spirits (64/250), 1999

Robert Kawika Sheer

Graveyard Spirits (64/250), 1999

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Lightning Along Route 66 Arizona-Navajo Exit (31/250), 2001

Robert Kawika Sheer

Lightning Along Route 66 Arizona-Navajo Exit (31/250), 2001

Fine art photography, signed

8.50 x 19.75 in

$860.00

Spirits Dodging Fireworks at Lake Powell (26/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Spirits Dodging Fireworks at Lake Powell (26/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

The Agent Angel of Hollywood (35/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Agent Angel of Hollywood (35/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

The Ocean Spirit, Pupukea, Oahu (27/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Ocean Spirit, Pupukea, Oahu (27/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

9 x 20 in

$860.00

Three Hawaiian Spirits in a Lava Tube (29/250), 2003

Robert Kawika Sheer

Three Hawaiian Spirits in a Lava Tube (29/250), 2003

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

Anza Borrego Spirit Shadows & Star-Trails (36/250), 2001

Robert Kawika Sheer

Anza Borrego Spirit Shadows & Star-Trails (36/250), 2001

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

India Spirits, Rajasthan, India (34/250), 2000

Robert Kawika Sheer

India Spirits, Rajasthan, India (34/250), 2000

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Mono Lake - Spirits Shadows No. 1 (36/250), 2000

Robert Kawika Sheer

Mono Lake - Spirits Shadows No. 1 (36/250), 2000

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 x 30.75 in

$860.00

Spirits Honoring the Lone Cypress No. 1 (38/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

Spirits Honoring the Lone Cypress No. 1 (38/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

The Fairy Princess Levitating Planes Into the Night Sky at LAX (28/250), 2002

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Fairy Princess Levitating Planes Into the Night Sky at LAX (28/250), 2002

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

The Spirit of John Muir with Star Trails,Yosemite (27/250), 2001

Robert Kawika Sheer

The Spirit of John Muir with Star Trails,Yosemite (27/250), 2001

Fine art photography, signed

20 x 16 in

$860.00

Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 1 (49/250), 1999

Robert Kawika Sheer

Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 1 (49/250), 1999

Fine art photography, signed

16 x 20 in

$860.00

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Robert Kawika Sheer
ROBERT KAWIKA SHEER Robert Kawika Sheer was born in Anaheim, California and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He fell in love with photography as a high school freshman at Oahu’s Punahou School. In 1981, he attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where he studied photography and earned a Bachelor of Communication Arts in 1985. Over the next 15 years, Robert developed his mastery of photography by taking various advanced photography classes at Santa Monica College. On an excursion to the Mojave Desert in 1999, Robert discovered the “Spirit Shadow” technique that soon had his fine art photographs hanging alongside the works of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Rembrandt. Robert’s pictures are all performance-art photographs; no digital manipulation or multiple exposures are used in their creation. They’re all taken at night with long single exposures lasting from 45 minutes up to six hours using a large-format 4 x 5-inch view camera. After Robert opens the shutter of his camera, he enters the frame of his picture (sometimes accompanied by his wife Ingela) and becomes a performer within the scene. Because he is using low-intensity moonlight to slowly illuminate the nighttime scene, he is able to journey in front of the camera without the negative being able to record his movement. In order for you to see his presence in the form of a “Spirit Shadow”, Robert carries a small portable lighting device hidden in his hand and stands facing a wall. He quickly creates a circle of bright light on the wall and partially blocks the bounce of this light trying to reach back to the camera with his body. The result is a black silhouette surrounded by an illuminated aura. Over the course of the lengthy exposure, the moonlight makes the black silhouette translucent while it brightens the entire scene. Since the negative can’t see him moving around, once he creates one “Spirit Shadow”, there’s nothing stopping him from creating more “Spirit Shadows” on the same negative. As far as he knows, Robert is the only photographer in the world performing this style of photography.
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