"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Portrait photography, especially head shots and art nudes, is my great passion in life. I love working with people in creating images that are beautiful, moving and sometimes irreverent. For me, photography is much more than just creating images with light and pixels; it's about giving back to others.
In my teenage years, I was mostly interested in landscape photography. In 2014, I decided to purchase a professional camera and began taking photos of friends. I soon realized how much I loved portrait photography and decided to work with models. I quickly learned that I had an intuitive ability to work with people in this capacity.
I am a self-taught photographer and continue to take workshops to improve my skills. In addition, I study the work of other classic and contemporary photographers (e.g. Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Hans de Kort, Chris Knight). In addition I find inspiration in Greek and Roman sculpture, and Renaissance artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. While I primarily work inside my home/studio or on location using natural light, I also like using artificial lighting. I handle all of my own post processing using a professional software.
When I am not behind my camera, I spend my time working in the hospitality industry. I love art, travel, cinema, cooking, gardening, hiking, and more.
As an artist seeking my own voice, I will continue to explore the many facets of portrait photography. While I am based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I am quite willing to work almost anywhere (especially NYC and Denver). Contact me if you are interested in collaborating with me.
Thank you for taking the time to view my website. I also have an Instagram profile (see link at bottom of page).
Cheers! - Rob
EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS:
2018 New Mexico Artistic Nude Photography Show // Artistic Image Gallery - Albuquerque, NM // March 2018
2017 Albuquerque Area Artistic Nude Show // Artistic Image Gallery - Albuquerque, NM // March 2017
Set Photographer - "Expiry" // Santa Fe, NM // February 2017
Like being in front of the camera? I am always looking for models for upcoming projects. I mostly to TFP (Trade For Prints) but will consider paying models based on experience. Contact me for details as well as any ideas you have for a shoot.