Photographer, Designer

Robert Houser

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robert Houser has been shooting for national advertising, magazine and corporate clients for over thirty years. ...Bob photographs people, real people - genuinely connecting with them to tell their stories.

After graduating from Brown, Bob launched his career shooting adventure sports, traveling worldwide over a five year span. 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 and ASMP. His personal project, Facing Chemo was recently awarded placement in the 2014 APANY International Photo Contest. Some Facing Chemo images have hung at Genentech and Kaiser during executive events, reside in Genentech's permanent collection, and currently hang in the Brown University Medical Center. Recently an image from his Dancers series hung at the San Francisco APA’s Something Personal exhibit.

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, five chickens, four koi, a box 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 give him plenty of room to play.
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