"ROBIN IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC GENIUS." (YEP.)
I ACTUALLY HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHY DEGREE (WHICH I DON'T USUALLY FLASH AROUND UNLESS I FEEL ESPECIALLY BADASS).
I've photographed thousands of faces since the late 80's, each with a story to tell. My work spans three decades, three continents, and several genres. I shoot because I see. I shoot because if I don't, I don't know who will.
When I click the shutter, I have a moment where I feel as if I can show someone the truth, the essence of that moment. Who that subject is. In effect, I confront the viewer with the image and challenge them to understand it. I still believe in the power of photojournalism to spark positive change, its role speaking truth is unparalleled. As there is no language barrier in photography a photograph is particularly powerful because it is accessible to most of humanity.
I've been asked what is it that compels me to be a photographer. I will tell you it’s almost like a disease, an obsession, a condition that drives me in an effort to capture and convey the moment. Once I accidentally skied backwards off a short cliff near Durango, while photographing a competition. Embarrassed and relieved that my gear was intact, I climbed back up and resumed shooting. The next morning I was bruised and sore, but it didn't matter, I got the shot.
Photography is my way to show others what I see.