Robert began photography while still in high school, serving as one of his school's yearbook photographers.

His career continued in the Navy as his squadron's photographer while serving in the Orient. After being discharged and moving to Los Angeles he began shooting stills on various industrial and feature films, as well as, for television. He also spent 7 years as a zoo photographer. His photos have been published worldwide in various magazines, newspapers and on product packaging.

Robert currently resides in Los Angeles and is currently working on a book of his photographs.