Splitting his time on both coasts, LA/NYC-based Robert Caldarone's work has been featured on the pages of Cosmopolitan, Italian GQ, British OK!, Australian OK!, Maxim, FHM, Trump, Next, The Daily, People, and New York magazines.
His advertising work includes campaigns for Dolce Mare Swimwear, Cinch Jeans, and the recent outdoor Hollywood billboard images for fashion line Odaingerous. He has also produced images for music clients such as EMI, Curb, and Sony BMG.
As a Fuji Film featured artist, Robert's personal work was displayed at the PDN International Photo Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. He has also lectured at NYU (2008-2010) and held in-studio seminars for visiting R.I.S.D student groups. Robert has appeared and was featured shooting in fashion themed movies such as Curve (2002) and Jay McCarroll's (of Project Runway fame) film Eleven Minutes (2008).
In addition to still photography, Robert employes some filmmaking into his body of work as well. His music videos for Billboard artists Moodroom ( Fowl Records ) and Leah Stargazing (Telescope ) have appeared on MTV2 and the Fuse Channel. His Leah Stargazing music video Someone to Count On was the 3rd place winner in the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards.
Robert's always held a deep passion for mixing the mediums of photography, film and music. Having drummed in more than a few punk bands in his restless youth, Robert blends a unique command of craft, attitude, and energy that can easily be found in his subject's delivery as well as his everyday decisions behind the camera.
“I strive to create an image with visual voice, confidence, and sometimes providing a little back-talk,” explains Robert.
Studio history: In the mid-90's Robert opened his first studio on Providence's bohemian Thayer street located between R.I.S.D. and Brown, and in 2000 made the exciting leap to a larger full-service studio on Broadway & 18th street in New York City's historic Union Square (the original Photo District). Shooting and running his own NYC studio for over 11 years in the same neighborhood that hosts the worlds top magazines, model agencies, ad agencies, and music venues gave Robert true fast-paced top-level industry exposure and experience. In 2011, Robert (along with many NYC creatives) discovered Los Angeles as the perfect next big-city backdrop, offering new locations, year-round lighting options, and a bit of Venice Beach re-charging to those artistic batteries from over 11 years of studio shooting on NYC's frontline. Splitting time between LA and NYC these days provides Robert and clients on both coasts a new flexibility that can keep pace with any upcoming project.
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Robert splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.