Every spare moment he had was spent at the beach, and it was there in 1997 that Rob first met one of his now oldest mates who taught him everything he needed to know about shooting surfing. That’s what surfing does, it introduces you to a broad cross section of society and this in turn provides opportunities.
So there it was, Rob’s photographic career began while bobbing around in the wild waves of Hawaii’s world famous Banzai Pipeline. Those years taught him about commitment, creativity, problem solving and passion, which are the four elements Rob most loves and finds most important in photography.
Rob co-authored, with his wife Sophia, produced and photographed Colour of Maroc– a Moroccan food and travel cookbook which won the 2014 Australian Gourmand Awards for best Mediterranean Cookbook, placed in the top three of the 2017 German cookbook awards, and was also shortlisted for the 2014 British Design and Production Awards.
In 2020 Rob won The National Photographic Portrait Prize for his image of chef Josh Niland of St Peter restaurant. Josh is world renowned for his modern approach to fish and his dedication to minimising food waste. Rob worked with Josh on his first cookbook, The Whole Fish, which went on to become the first Australian book ever to win the internationally prestigious James Beard book of the year award.
These days Rob is shooting a range of work for lifestyle, food and advertising clients and the stoke hasn’t disappeared. He’s worked with brands like Sunbeam, Nestle, Uncle Toby’s, Arnott’s, Coles, Oporto, Uber Eats and Cadbury’s and his work has featured in magazines such as The Weekend Australian, Wish, Delicious, Good Food, Cuisine and Harpers Bazaar. Rob has also photographed books for many of the top Australian chefs and health authors like Matt Moran, Pete Evans, Manu Feildel, Silvia Colloca, Michelle Bridges, Justine Schofield and Magdalena Roze.
“I love the travel, I love the diverse range of people I meet and work with, and I love the challenges each new shoot brings with it”.