Bobby Lee Roebuck is a visual artist and a freelance photographer with a unique artistic vision. He is currently employed by the City of Winton-Salem in the Utilities Division, a job he describes as the best job in town. Through his interactions with the public, he is able to incorporate the experience and life-lessons of many and varied people into his art illustrations and ideas for photography.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Bobby moved with his family to Winston-Salem during his early elementary school years. He is a graduate of West Forsyth High School, where he first studied Art, and has also recently participated in numerous artistic classes at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts. He has completed a number of on-line tutorial programs for Photography and Lighting Design. Bobby has photographed for a number of local jazz festivals throughout the triad and local public/private events.
Bobby is a self-taught artist who uses as his primary medium pencil and graphite, which brings a unique life-like image in black and white onto the canvas. Additionally, Bobby is known for his detail abstract drawings featuring geometric shapes and small mantillas or “DOTS”. In fact the dots in all of his abstract drawings have become his trademark.
During the 2012 John Coltrane Jazz & Blues Festival he had the opportunity to capture George Duke & Stanley Clark’s historic performance nearing the end of Mr. Duke’s lifetime. As a jazz lover Bobby was thrilled to showcase the legends style of musical domination on the stage.
Bobby also photographed WrestleCade Professional Wrestling 2022 and 2013, Fire Star Pro Wrestling from Greensboro NC, Big time Pro Wrestling out of Mocksville, C which featured his photography on their promotional CD cover. In 2015, his work is also permanently exhibited on billboards, promo-trucks and posters for the AML Wrestling organization. His photo clients include celebrity types such as Rock in Roll Express, TNA Gunner of Impact Wrestling, Matt Hardy, Hacksaw Jim Duggins, and many more.
Bobby was voted by the Forsyth County Entertainment Awards as the Photographer of the year in 2014. He is a creative photographer striving to capture the essence of the moments to be etched in a person’s mind a lifetime. Memories last a lifetime, but pictures tell a thousand words. Bobby’s attention to details allows the person that has commissioned him to photograph a wedding, graduation, birthday celebration, jazz concerts family or individual portraits to see those “unexpected shots”.
As a photographer he taps into his natural talent as a visual artist and utilizes his ability to manipulate light to bring out the true beauty in a potential subject matter. Bobby has engaged in photographing jazz concerts; as a youngster he was always’ fascinated with the dynamic musicians ability to bring sweet melodies to the listeners ears. He becomes energies along stage-side as he captures each expression of the performers and maneuvers in the right position to secure the unbelievable expressions demonstrated in each face. Bobby is a self-taught photographer over 12 yrs.
Bobby also gives his talent to the community through his involvement in a wide range of volunteer projects with Experiment in Self-Reliance, the YWCA and Carver Road Church of Christ where he is an active member.