Description On March 29, 2004, I returned to Melrose Avenue to complete the Melrose Project. On a side street, this doorway to a small apartment building caught my eye. I could scarcely believe the effort that had gone into making this perhaps the most exciting foyer I had ever seen. By the cracking and chipping, I could tell it had been painted some time before. The foyer was open to the street, which may explain the graffiti marring some of its beauty.
Robert Peate, Oregon City Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement
My name is Robert Peate, and I have been taking photographs for business and pleasure since 1987. I specialize in capturing the characters of human beings, going deeper, creating a connection between viewer and subject, but I also enjoy trying to find the character hidden in inanimate objects.
In 2006 I was fortunate enough to have a photograph used on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show ("Dreams Come True, with Emilio Estevez"), of which I am proud.
In 2011 acclaimed editorial illustrator Zina Saunders said, "I am a fan . . . your work is terrific!" I was pleasantly surprised and humbled.
The pictures here represent many different sides of my experience. I hope you enjoy them.