Victor Perrotti


Victor Perrotti resides in Virginia Beach with his family. His first camera was a Kodak Pocket-Instamatic 110 purchased for him by his mother. He has been taking photographs for a majority of his life.

He embraced digital photography but never got rid of his darkroom equipment. Victor continues to shoot digital from time to time but bytes don't hold his interest like small particles of metal.

Victor holds degrees in the fields of Education and Graphic Design. After retiring from a career as a public school teacher, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (NoBo).

He is continually searching for new ways through which to self-actualize. His interests include collage, drawing, painting and printing. He counts among his many influences Sigmund Freud, Henry David Thoreau, Allen Ginsberg, Jorge Castillo and the Bauhaus School of Design. The Mid-Atlantic Coast is his studio. You can find him out searching among the waves, trees, railroad tracks, abandoned warehouses, graveyards, telephone poles, bridges and broken glass.

Artist Statement

I am a collector of light. My contact prints are warm and full of infinite depth. The handmade experience of developing film and making prints foster a connection between my core and the metal on the paper. Through printmaking, I am able to discover new relationships between the varied juxtaposed elements. In this vision, I experience an affinity that slowly strengthens as the whole creation becomes greater than the sum of its individual parts. I perceive the connections, as oscillating objects yearning for expansive environments. Perspective is paramount as I gravitate toward far-reaching skies and intricate landscapes. I am building a new reality; a reality that is your invitation to introspection. The circle feels complete when joining together analog waves and digital ones/zeros. I struggle to get it right but when I do, it's for a hundred years.

Curriculum Vitae

Victor Perrotti currently lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia


2019 Associates of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design with a Specialization in Multimedia, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike
1989 Master of Education, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1986 Bachelor of Science in Educational Leadership Services with a minor in Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
1984 Shodan, Butoku-Kai USA Division, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Radius 250 2022 | 9th Biennial Regional Juried Exhibition, 2022. Artspace, Richmond, VA.
NSEW: Divided by Land | United by Film, 2016. Kransberg Arts Center, Saint Louis, MO.
32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, 2016. Suffolk Art Gallery, Suffolk, VA.
45th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition, 2016. Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA.
Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation Cemeteriescape, 2014 &2013. Selden Arcade, Norfolk, VA.

Group Publications

Photography Association Creatus October/November 2017. BLUR Magazine, Issue 57.
Tidewater Community College 2017. Three Forty High Street Student Art Magazine.
Slinsky, Kier (Ed) 2017. The f/D Book of Pinhole. Cleveland: Suggestive Press.
Kline, Cameron (Ed) 2016. NSEW 2016 Film Shooters Collective. Blurb.
Victor Perrotti