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First, I am truly uncomfortable writing about myself. I much prefer to work behind the scenes (or camera, in this case). That being said, I did not think I'd reach the point where this thing I enjoy doing - photographing the Texas landscape - could be a full time job. Now it can sustain a wife and two little girls without too much stress. My life is good, and I am blessed.
A while back when I was working my way up the photography ladder, someone wrote this about me:
Rob was recently named Kudela & Weinheimer Landscape and Architectures Featured Photographer for the state of Texas in 2013. Rob has been published internationally and has appeared in several national and local publications. Rob’s images have been used by many Texas entities including the Hyatt, the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas State. His images have also been used on the set of CBS’s Criminal Minds. While he spends time in the Rocky Mountains in the summer shooting for a gallery in Winter Park, Colorado, the bulk of his work features images from Austin, the Texas Hill Country, and various locations throughout the state. In addition to this work, one of his yearly photographic adventures arrives each spring with the blooming of Texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers. Rob travels many miles from late March through mid-June hunting for spring colors ranging from fields of bluebonnets to the golden hues of sunflowers.
That sounds nice. But it was also several years ago, and I've continued to work at improving my skills, visit new locations, and learn from others who are more talented than me. Lately, I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with Texas Highways Magazine (both the magazine and calendar), Backpacker Magazine, Phillips 66, Fox 7 News (Austin), the Milago, the Archer Hotel, the folks at Enchanted Rock and Westcave Preserve, as well as many other good folks and professional organizations.
Here is the other side of me…
I am a fourth generation Texan and reside in Dripping Springs with my wife and two little girls… two precious little princesses - and I am always tired.
Ninety-five percent of my images are taken at sunrise or sunset. It is not easy to roll out of bed an hour or two or three before dawn. Most times I’d much rather stay in the sack where it is nice and warm. Still, I know my efforts are often rewarded with the quiet solitude that comes with the advent of day. It's a bonus when your work can rejuvenate you.
Yes, I prefer to be outside most of the time.
I’m a detailed person about some things (photography, digital processing, planning travel, cooking). Other things, not so much.
I am fortunate enough to have shot from many of the highest highrises of the Austin skyline, as well as the tallest peak in Texas (Guadalupe Peak) several times, Emory Peak (tallest point in Big Bend), and the iconic El Capitan (Guadalupe Mountains National Park). Conversely, I've climbed and shot from 30 of the tallest peaks in Colorado, including the three highest summits in the Rocky Mountain State.
My images have been purchased for commercial use by law firms, real estate agencies, and hospitals, as well as by numerous individuals for personal use. I've even won a few awards along the way. If you have any questions or are interested in licensing or purchasing prints or digital files, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Safe Travels to Everyone!