We met Robb when he was working on a folk art article for American Way magazine many years back.
As a fellow Texan he contacted us and we sent him out to interview and photograph some of our favorite artists. Robb got so much great material, it ended up being a two issue story.
Following the story, we remained friends and stayed in touch. At that time Robb, wife Jeanie, and their two boys lived in Blanco, Texas, where they started the first Texas Hill Country lavender farm.
Robb has photographed tons of stuff over his photography career for National Geographic, but i recall a few years back when he was getting bord with photography and feeling that with photoshop knowledge, photography was not as challenging.
So, we went and studied with some fella up in upstate NY and learned the art of tin types. He then set out on collectin tin type cameras and started doing ranch portraits.
Robb would get the ok to go on an old time ranch, set up his trailer and start doing tin types of ranch workers. These pieces are one of a kind being tin types and have an amazing timeless beauty.
His portraits have since been included in National Geographic work, purchased by Frost Bank of Texas to be used in their advertisements, collected by Bill Whittlief for his San Marcus photo archive, and published in two books by University of Texas press.
We are lucky enough to not only have available a really nice selection of tin types, but photos Robb makes of the tin types so that there are mutiples of the images.
Contact us or come to the gallery to see more cowboy/ranch scenes or some of his newest mummy pieces.
(click on the images to enlarge)