Full Circle has been a member of the arts community in Baltimore for three decades, supporting artists’ projects through it’s professional services.
Full Circle’s Founder & President, David Orbock, is a professional photographer whose specialty since 1981 has been medium and large format panoramic photography (thats 360 degrees!). Dave’s rich views of cities, small towns, countrysides, national parks and monuments are an astounding testament to the grandeur of the panoramic format. As an ex-astrophysicist for NASA, he has a mind bent on adventure. During his frequent travels abroad, Dave has amassed a large collection of images. He frequents Europe, particularly France, but has been to most major European countries. He has also explored the ruins of ancient Mexico, the sacred mountains of China, high points in Africa, the rivers of South East Asia. Dave climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania twice and has photographed the Serengeti and inside the Ngorongoro Crater. In 2004 Dave climbed Mt. Cotapaxi in Ecuador and hiked the Inca Trail from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. Dave was a guest lecturer in the People’s Republic of China in 1988, the first artist to represent Maryland in a cultural exchange program with the sister state of Anhui Province. Dave is represented by museums, galleries, and art consultants throughout the United States. Recent exhibitions were held in Chicago, Baltimore, DC, NYC, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, and West Virginia. His work was also part of a show that originated in Finland and traveled to Prague, Estonia, and other parts of Eastern Europe. His work is part of corporate, museum, and private collections.
Brian Miller has twenty years experience in the arts and business administration. He managed to complete a double major in Photography & Cultural Anthropology from NYU and received his BFA from the renowned Tisch School of the Arts. A glutton for punishment, he slogged through a 14 month Masters program in Social Anthropology at The University of Manchester in the U.K. He joined the Full Circle team in 2010 as a lackey printing in the color darkroom and is now Managing Director for the studio. He is a master fine art printer and, believe it or not, still prefers to print in the darkroom. His focus at Full Circle is making the the studio the best resource in the region for photographers and artists seeking print and presentation solutions. As a photo-based artist, Brian exhibits regularly nationally and his work is held in both public and private collections. Before kids, he was a world traveler having spent much time in China, England, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. Though he brings back his photography from places unknown, he is often led on these adventures by his quest for good food.
Ruth Nuhn graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) way back in 1982, with a BFA in Photography. Her experimentation with the color Xerox process during her senior year led to a group show entitled, “di-ver”gence: the use of color in photography” at the former G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery in Baltimore. She is senior archival framer at Full Circle and has given up her life to work here since 1995. Ruth shares her in-depth knowledge of archival framing with local artists, provides tips in Full Circle’s monthly newsletter, and loves sharing personal stories that’ll put your own life in perspective.