San Francisco based advertising photographer, Robert Houser has been shooting for national advertising, magazine and corporate clients for over twenty-five years. Bob photographs people, real people - connecting and telling their stories.
After graduating from Brown, Bob launched his career shooting adventure sports around the world. He landed in Silicon Valley during the dot com era, shooting for publications like Business Week, The Industry Standard, Red Herring, Forbes and others. Fast forward a few decades, and Bob can be found shooting advertising images for BioMarin, Sanofi, PG&E and TitleNine, editorial work for the Fortunes and WebMDs of the world, and annual report images for Visa, Safeway and BioRad.
Bob's portrait work has been recognized by Communications Arts, the Folio Ozzie, Davey Awards, APA and ASMP. He was selected as One Eyeland's 2015's Best of the Best photographers. His personal project, Facing Chemo has received numerous awards including 2015 International Photo Award [IPA] for Social Cause. The exhibit has hung at galleries in the US and Europe, including at Genetech and Brown University. The project has been featured in news articles on six continents, including in Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and the HNN network.
A chameleon at heart, Bob can move from a construction site or a ballet studio to an executive suite with the ability to put anyone at ease - connecting with them, in their setting, on their terms. (He just likes to change his shoes first).
His inspiration is fed at home on his ranch in the Oakland Hills where he lives with his family, a dog [scratch that - two dogs], seven chickens, seven koi, two boxes full of bees, and three goats. The ranch is home to a newly renovated studio in the old red barn with solar panels helping to make the studio a certified Bay Area green business. Four acres of location space and a 7000 square foot outdoor studio make the property a great location option and gives him plenty of room to play.
And, the ranch has a full apartment for visiting art directors but you may need to collect the eggs.
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