A documentary and sports photographer who is based in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Robin has a good command of storytelling through the photos she takes. Her knack for documentary allows her to exploit and create stunning images in various dynamic environments.
She grew up in the concrete confines of Toronto and earned her degree in BA in History at Queens University. She worked with international aid organizations on two continents before landing in Whistler, BC, where she has put down roots and launched a career as an amazing photographer. Immediately thereafter, she has since been in the wild and not just figuratively, but literally.
She fell in love with mountain biking and skiing, two sports she barely knew existed, and used her camera as a tool to photograph people and the environments that envelope her, ensuring that se captures the subjects in their best environment that makes them relaxed and easily photographed. Her keen sense of observation has made her an immense outdoors lover, and only roused her insatiable appetite for the mountain life and outdoor sports.
Being a sports buff herself and with her outdoorsy personality, her client base grew including projects for Bell Canada who commissioned her to photograph the Winter Olympics and editorials for clients including Lululemon Athletica, Whistler Blackcomb, Gore-Tex, Roxy, Whitecap Alpine, Sugoi, Tour De Train, and Africa Yoga Project, Powder, Paved, and Bike Magazine.
Robin has had many of her most positive experiences based on her ability to take risks. She is terrified of public speaking but still said yes to speaking at FEAT Canada. She did not know how to ski ten years ago, decided to move to Whistler to learn, and now she photographs skiing professionally, with the best athletes in the world. Her ‘jump-in’ approach to life, despite her fears, has led her to her most rewarding experiences.
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