Description On January 9, 2006, my wife and I went to see Kat Parsons at the Hotel Cafe, in Hollywood, California. Several times we had seen the bottles they kept on display, filled with colored liquid and illuminated from behind to beautiful effect, but never before had I attempted to photograph them. A lucky shot in low light. If I had premeditated it, it probably wouldn't have worked. My Kat pictures, incidentally, didn't come out to my satisfaction, because there was too little light.
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.