For 45 years Rob has created images of the natural world for a wide variety of clients, collectors and art buyers. His extensive collection of nature photographs (geographically and seasonally diverse) range from dramatic, complex and colorful, to soft and subtle.
His mastery of light and color, and his ability to emotionally portray the essence of a place in time, has won him international awards for his Antarctica series, and “Best in Journalism” for his evocative environmental photography, work that is simultaneously beautiful and disturbing.
Rob’s nature and environmental images have appeared in calendars, books, newspapers and national and international magazines, including The New York Times and Washington Post, TIME, OMNI, Better Homes and Gardens, National Wildlife, Sunset, Sierra, Wilderness Society and World Watch Magazines.
As photographer for The Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, and The Trust for Public Land, Rob has completed more than fifty project assignments devoted to protecting and restoring our vanishing natural areas. In 1998 he was chosen by the Center for Russian Nature Conservation, as one of only three American photographers, to document the pristine beauty of Russia’s vast and virtually unknown system of nature preserves in European Russia and Siberia. One of his current projects, funded in part by a generous grant from the Institute of Noetic Sciences, documents the unique beauty and diverse ecosystems of northern California’s endangered National Wild and Scenic Eel River, and the environmental issues impacting this state’s third largest watershed.
Selected clients include AT&T, Audi, CNN/Turner International, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chevron, the EPA, Mercedes Benz, The National Park Service, Save the Bay; Simon Schuster, the US Forest Service, and Coastal Living and Southern Outdoors Magazines.
Selected commissions include:
Collections include California State Building, San Francisco; Curtis Wilson, (large private collection) Philadelphia; Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, Santa Rosa and Sunnyvale CA; Fawcett Corporate Art Collection, Tulsa OK; Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Novato CA (22 prints); James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco; Mercy Retirement/Care Center, Oakland CA; Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View CA; and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.
Rob lives in the Sausalito, California with photographer Nita Winter. In 1998 they began a collaborative project photographing wildflowers (and their environments) on public lands, including a special focus on global warming’s influence on species migration, and species extinction, in vulnerable alpine ecosystems. This magnificent series features over 300 different flowers. Their long standing commitment has evolved into a meaningful and inspiring documentary art project: Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change and its thought provoking book: Impressions of Spring: A Voice for Wildflowers of the West on Our Public Lands.
Their commitment both professionally and personally to the environment is demonstrated by their receipt in 2006 of a Green Business Certification by the County of Marin. Rob and Nita were the first photographers to receive this certification in Marin.
Rob welcomes assignments and commissions to create images for a client’s specific needs.
We invite you to call to discuss your art and photography needs.