Phone: 678-667-4624 e-mail: Charlene@gobiphotography.com
Meet the Photographers
Hello! We are Gobi Photography - Roger and Charlene Sibaja
We are as similar as we are different. Although we’ve been married for decades, both retired from the military with IT backgrounds, and have two masters each in the same fields, we have different approaches to creating art. It’s like yin and yang; we complement each other and combine our talents to create something quite unique.
Roger grew up drawing and painting, and continued to create art throughout high school. Before leaving for the military, he passed on his knowledge and inspired to his younger brother who is now a prominent artist in the Atlanta art scene and still has Roger’s favorite comics. Roger put aside creative outlets while serving in the military. After leaving the service, he rekindled a creative spark that never went away and found his voice through photography. Having spent much time stationed southeastern U.S., he has an affection for the south, it’s culture and pastoral landscapes. He enjoys discovering new places, and has literally and figuratively turned getting lost into an art. Although if you asked him he would say, “I’m never lost, I’m simply exploring”.
Charlene always considered herself a left-brained person, all numbers and logic. Underneath it all was a creative mind that just needed to find a medium to express itself. She applied for a university facility position to instruct web developers and was offered a photo editing course as well. It was the beginning of a lifelong love. As a Georgia girl, she has a deep love of the life in the south. Her respect and fondness for rural landscapes is evident in her photography. Her passion for people is evident in her community activity. She has mentored other young women, and been President of the American Business Women Association (ABWA) and Fine Art and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE), which inspired the creation of the Magnolia Arts Festival in Peachtree City.
Photography is our life. There are many aspects to creating a final photograph. First, is the idea, then the research, preparation, capturing that vision in the camera, adding other creative elements such as textures and color grading and finally printing and framing. We each take a part in creating the final artwork, bringing our unique and very different perspectives to each piece.
In 2017, we are releasing a new collection. You might still find trees in this collection, but that will probably be the only semblance to our previous artwork. Just visit us on the tour to see for yourself.
1015 Tyrone Rd, Suite 410
Tyrone, GA 30290
From GA Hwy 74 heading North from the Interstate
Continue into Tyrone, GA. Once in Tyrone and after having passed Publix, turn right at the intersection of Palmetto Tyrone Road and Hwy 74. Immediately after turning onto Tyrone Road, turn right into Sycamore Grove (an office park located behind the Fidelity Bank) We are located in suite 410 near the back.
From Peachtree City
Head South on Hwy 74
Continue on Hwy 74 until the intersection of 74 and Tyrone Palmetto Road. Turn left onto Tyrone Road. Immediately turn right into Sycamore Grove (an office park located behind the Fidelity Bank) We are located in suite 410 near the back.
DURING THE STUDIO TOUR