Robert Houser
Photography, Fine Arts, Video Art, San Francisco California United States
 
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Contact details
studio
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415 252 7818
Brief Summary
I was eight. I really wanted to take a picture of my tabby cat with my Dad's twin lens reflex camera. Only, I didn't know how to focus it - it looked so cool looking down into this box and seeing the square world moving backwards. I took the picture, Dad wasn't pleased, film was expensive and the shot was soft.
When I first learned to paraglide, there was something captivating about jumping off a cliff, yet knowing I had a parachute attached.
What was it in my childhood that made me so object to doing it this way because this is how it's done? I want to see the flower's stem, I want the office executive outside in the parking lot, I don't want to use a recipe and measuring spoons.
Maybe it was Mr Roznowski's physics lab, maybe it was that summer job in the law firm, or the next summer job on the psych ward; maybe it was my Dad's old camera; or maybe it's just me.
. . . . the other stuff . . graduated from Brown University after studying Psychology and Comparative Literature . studied Photography at RISD . co-founded Editorial Photographers . co-founder & president of BigShotStock. Yes I'm a dad. 
Clients
Safeway, Genentech, Visa, Yahoo, UPS, BioMarin, Sanofi, Title Nine
Business Week, Wired, Forbes, Runner's World, Outside, Fitbit
Awards and Recognition
2011 Communication Arts Photography Annual
1998 Communication Arts Photography Annual

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