Melbourne based photographer Rob Blackburn loves two things - surfing and photography.

He has been photographing the world around him since the mid eighties. His ability to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary has kept him working at the highest levels of the industry for over 25 years. From cafe life in Italy and clowns in the circus to landscapes all over the world, Rob has dedicated his life to telling stories with his images.

After a childhood spent in the Yarra Valley northeast of Melbourne, Rob studied Fine Art Photography at Prahran College, before it became the VCA.

It is perhaps the fine art background that makes his work stand out - he brings an artists eye to a commercial world.

Rob has never lost sight of the importance of being an all rounder and has always resisted specialising in one area.  There is nothing that he has not done photographically - from using 20x24 inch land cameras for portraiture to go-pros filming his surfing adventures. Film, digital - moving image, fashion, architecture, documentary - Robs career has been defined by diversity in both his mode of capture and the subjects of his stories.

ROB BLACKBURN  - 24 MACQUARIE ST  -  PRAHRAN  -  0408 102 210