DescriptionOn December 24, 2004, I was shooting in the older section east of downtown Tucson when this subtly colorful scene caught my eye. I loved the truck; I loved the mix of buildings; I loved the tar patches on the street. Everything about the scene before me looked like a perfectly colored Southwestern painting to me. So I shot it, and I still love it.
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.