Meet Bob

Meet Bob

The Visual Ideas Guy

Bob has been shooting all over the world for over 40 years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today.

While still in high school he started volunteering as a photographer at Monday Magazine and was taught by Mike Gluss the head photographer at the magazine. Mike has worked in Toronto, Montreal and New York for many years servicing the magazine, commercial and fashion industry before heading up the photo department at Monday Magazine.

Bob then opened a photographic production studio in Vancouver before moving to Toronto to work with some for the top photographers in the industry. He worked for Skip Dean, Struan Campbell Smith, William Santillo, Yuri Dojc and many others as a senior assistant and lighting specialist. After six years of shooting in Toronto he returned to Vancouver to start a school of photography with Mike Gluss and Kriss Kann.

He help found the Western Academy of Photography. It was created to teach beginners to advanced amateurs how to understand photography as a profession. The school held advanced workshops with top professionals from all over North America.

Bob has worked as a photographer, designer and creative director in Asia for 14 years. He worked and shot in; Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. He now lives and shoots on the West Coast of Canada but does travel the world on assignment when needed.

During his career as a photographer he has worked with:

  • MacLean’s Magazine
  • Canadian Living Magazine
  • Time Magazine (Asia)
  • Business Insider
  • Forbes
  • Monday magazine
  • Metro Magazine (Bangkok)
  • International Ad Agencies
  • Orange Telecommunications
  • Big Love Ball
  • Human Development Foundation
  • Lefthunza
  • SAS
  • Pan Pacific Hotels
  • Peninsula Hotels
  • Any Many More…