Just in time for baseball season, The Dark Horse Inn features a selection of photographs from ballpark and arena historian and professional photographer Bob Busser.
Join us to welcome the artist and his work Saturday March 30th.
Photographs will be displayed through Summer 2019.
I am a Ballpark and arena historian. For over 42 years now, I have been documenting with words and images, stadia in North America. I have photographed over 900 venues, and have amassed over 75,000 original images.
My first ever image of a ballpark was in 1967 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. I was all of 8 years old, and my dad took me to my first baseball game. I can remember it like it was yesterday. I could not believe how big the stadium was. I am also a transistor radio kid of the 60's. I would go to bed, with the radio under my pillow, listening to Vin Scully paint his picture of the baseball game, and stadium.
I have the honor of having several ballpark images on display at the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, New York.
I see the image with my eyes and capture it on digital. I shoot not just the usual behind the plate shots, but just about everything in a facility. Concourses, locker rooms, press boxes, places the average fan cannot get to.
Many people have written or have told me in person, that they get to see these places thru my vision. People have stated that it brings back many happy memories.
I am very glad that my work makes so many people happy.
It does not matter the venue, Fenway Park in Boston, or a dilapidated Potter Co. stadium in Amarillo, Texas. EVERYONE has a memory of the places I travel to and photograph.
-- Bob Busser