OK, if you’re a lover of exceptional outdoor and wildlife photos, you won’t want to miss the Randy Robbins exhibition at the Lassen County Arts Council now through May at the council gallery, 807 Cottage St, Susanville. Gallery hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Robbins frequently contributes photographs to the Lassen County Times, the Lassen County Visitor’s Guide, High Country Life and lassennews.com — all published by Feather Publishing.
Robbins donated a spectacular nighttime photograph of the old mill’s water tanks most local residents will instantly recognize as a raffle prize for a fundraiser for Jenni Uruburu.
According to a statement from the LCAC, “We will have tickets available to purchase for the fundraiser during our normal business hour.”
Robbins was born and raised in Plumas and Lassen counties and has a passion for the great outdoors, nature and wildlife. His photographic journey began as a child when he was given a hand-me-down camera that had belonged to his grandmother, who was a newspaper photographer in Fort Bragg, California. Randy’s first photography award came at the age of 12 — a Best of Show award at the Lassen County Fair.
Diving back into photography in his adult life after the transition to digital, Robbin’s photographic pursuits center around wildlife, landscapes and night sky images.
In 2019, Robbins won the California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest, which included an introduction on the Senate Floor in Sacramento.
Other awards include: 2019 California Trout Photo Contest; 2020 “Peoples Choice” California Trout Photo Contest; and 2020 Gore-Tex North America “Fear No Weather” Photo Contest.
For more information, call the LCAC 257-5222 or email lassencountyartscouncil.org.