Today’s conversations are unlike any ever seen thus far. In a time of hyper-connectivity, society tends to be more and more preoccupied with the black screen in their pocket than the reality of the individuals right in front of them. People are shying away from conversations that involve talking to a flesh and blood person, preferring to interact with them using social media even while in their presence. “Conversations” is a work that addresses this new reality, one in which we disconnect ourselves from interacting with others. We miss human expressions, tone, and sight while everything is shielded by a screen and anything can be said without repercussions … or can it?
Ruben Kappler was born in Alma Michigan, grew up in Ithaca Mi and now lives in Bowling green Ohio where he is a professional, portrait, Art, and freelance event photographer, who is currently working on obtaining his master’s in fine arts degree in digital art. Ruben’s photography Career began without him even knowing it, traveling the world while serving in the Airforce he saw the world in a way that few would. These experiences would eventually manifest themselves through the lens of a camera. While stationed in Las Vegas he was gifted a camera from his brother Anthony this gestor would create a lifelong passion of understanding life through images by expressing himself through his subjects an experience, a persona, a space in time thus seeing the many mask we all wear. Art school is where he is trying to connect what is truly important by finding a way to identify the inherent qualities of his own character in a way that he never thought possible through a camera.