Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Hasselblad, Canon and Polaroid cameras.
Nadav Kander to name just one.
I like a lot of different food
If i can sleep it’s ok.
No special one.
In 1984 Robert Peek finished his education at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Right away he started up his business in a small department store. After three years, he moved up to a former gym, located in the north of Rotterdam, which he turned into a professional Studio fully equipped.
As a photographer, Robert Peek feels at home in various fields such as fashion photography, advertising and stills in which he works for several international brands. He is well known for his excellent sense of lighting, whether it concerns fashion, portraits, food or (technical) products.
Most impressive, is his personal work including travel photography, made whilst visiting Europe, the USA and China. It quickly becomes clear that Peek focuses on the places whose abandonment is best expressed. This could be well-attended areas such as supermarkets, restaurants or (flea) markets but also in the countryside. The slightly non-saturated look gives his photos a certain dreariness, which runs through his entire work and completes the concept. When he is doing a few portraits, they stand out with their melancholy facial expressions and posture as well.
The Power Flower idea came up, crossing a field filled with thistles, on a windy day in Spring.
-Did you always want to be a professional photographer?
-How would you describe your style of photography?
For advertising, it depends on the client’s wishes. For my free work, I like polaroid pictures.
-What are some of the key aspects to understand when working in advertising photography?
Try to listen to the client and art director.
-How do you attract new clients?
-What is your post-production workflow like?
Phocus with the Hasselblad and then Bridge and Photoshop.
-What is your dream project?
I like different things, sometimes colour but also black &white. I still use polaroid.
-What is your creative process like? What are you start, middle and end points?
It depends on the client I shoot for.
-How do you approach working with some of the biggest brands in the world?
The same as other clients.
-What is your general guide when it comes to lighting?
I try to do it naturel.
-What was the best career advice you were ever given?
Try to develop your own style.