A passion for photography...

Born in the Texas Hill Country, Robert is the son of a 
photographer pilot father and well-known South-
western painter mother. He grew up around all of the 
trappings of an artistic family. Often coming home from 
school to find his mother conducting a watercolor or 
life-drawing workshop in his family living room. During 
his childhood, his father would take him flying to shoot 
topographical mapping, followed by hours spent together 
in the darkroom. 

From these roots, and with a deeply embedded love for 
the Earth's land, rocks and soil, it was a natural step to 
study Geology. Learning about the origins of life 
combined with his eye for beauty, he began travelling 
the world as an International Oil and Gas Geologist. 
One who captured on film, the essence of the lands and 
cultures he visited.

Robert shoots a variety of films and formats, though 
the last few years he has gravitated towards almost 
exclusively medium format and some 120 format 
panoramic format. He has always developed and printed 
all of his black and white images and produces custom 
Platinum/Palladium prints on watercolor paper. 

"For me, the darkroom work is another opportunity to 
express the unique artistic nature of the photographic 
medium. I have always strongly identified with Ansel 
Adams' quote that 'the negative is only the score and 
the fine art print the performance'".

Robert now lives in the Sonoma wine country, with his three sons Jake, Marcus and Weston.

For more information Robert can be contacted via 
e-mail at robertbrown@pacbell.net