Robert Falconer is a storyteller and multidisciplinary communications professional who began his early career primarily as a writer—developing stories, penning scripts, and pitching for television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent spinoffs … before later shifting those talents to journalism and business communications.
As part of his suite of storytelling skills, photography similarly emerged early on, first as a passionate avocation, then later as a part-time vocation. Robert has photographed everything from shadows falling across the majestic lands of Africa, to the bustle of the urban metropolis; from a variety of portraiture and events, to vignettes of everyday life. His assignments have included wedding, portrait, travel, and editorial photography for personal, news, business, and humanitarian clients.
More recently, photography has emerged as his dominant full-time career. As a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild, IATSE 669, Robert now works as a still photographer for the film and television industry, a position that has allowed him to marry his experience in narrative photography with his early fluency in the grammar of visual and cinematic storytelling; effectively bringing him full circle and dovetailing two passions into a single career vector. His clients include 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and The CW Network, along with various cable, streaming, and media outlets and production companies.You can find his work at www.falconer.photo
My first exposure to Fujifilm cameras was in 2011, when I purchased the original X100 to take with me to Africa. I wanted something that was small and unobtrusive, yet capable of making outstanding photographs. I was frankly astonished by the image quality that the X100 could produce.
Soon after, I added the X-Pro1 to my kit. I found that the X-Trans CMOS sensor produced files that were lovely, with an organic, film-like quality that's much better than anything we could have achieved back in the days of 35mm film. In concert with the wonderful Fujinon glass, the combination allowed me to make some of my favorite images. Later, I acquired the X-T1 GSE with its further improved sensor, large viewfinder, and silent operation. It quickly became apparent that the company's decades of experience manufacturing some of the world's most acclaimed film emulsions, along with over 70 years designing stellar optics for a variety of commercial and consumer applications, has led to some truly innovative thinking in the development of the X Series.
Most recently I have been shooting with the X-Pro2 and X-T2, both of which build significantly on the foundation that the previous cameras established, and both of which are now my primary choice for all my photography, including when working on film and television sets due to their silent operation, excellent image quality, and good high ISO performance.