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07.19.2019 Robert Falconer

Personal Best vol.31 | Robert Falconer

Robert Falconer

A lifelong storyteller and multidisciplinary communications professional, Robert began his early career primarily as a screenwriter—developing stories, penning scripts, and pitching for television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, its subsequent spinoffs, and other series. During this period of his life, his childhood passion for the art and science of photography simultaneously emerged as part of his suite of storytelling skills. His early fluency in the language of cinema, coupled with a universal aptitude for creative conceptualization and visualization, have thus helped him to both recognize moments that tell a story within a single photographic frame. A member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild 669, Robert has produced stills for motion pictures such as The Predator, Wonder, and The Miracle Season, and for high-profile television series, including The Twilight Zone (2019), The X-Files, Supergirl, and Supernatural, among many others. Over the past 25 years, his photographic assignments have also included wedding, portrait, travel, and editorial photography for personal, news, business, and humanitarian organizations. Robert’s clients have included CBS, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Entertainment, The CW Network, B2ten/Active for Life, Fujifilm, the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust, Metro News, and a variety of cable, streaming, and media outlets and production companies. His work has been featured in numerous trade publications, from Entertainment Weekly to the New York Times.

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  • FUJIFILM X-Pro2
  • FUJIFILM X100F
  • XF14mmF2.8 R
  • XF56mmF1.2 R

Story

Don’t pigeonhole me.

It’s my rationale to explain why the images you see on this page don’t necessarily follow a theme, but instead run a gamut of genres. Allow me to elaborate…

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If one lurks through the plethora of YouTube Channels, online photography education platforms, recent photographic publications, and fora, one inevitably runs across the old (new?) adage that if they want to make it as a photographer, they need to “specialize” in a particular category. Now, I’m not saying there isn’t merit in these claims, and certainly narrowing one’s focus is valuable if one wishes to be a professional photographer, but from my perspective—which is admittedly a bit unique—being more of a generalist has definitely been a benefit.

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    X-Pro2 & F14mmF2.8 R

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Being primarily a film and television photographer, an understanding of story and cinema is requisite to what I do. I’m thus frequently required to shoot a variety of subjects, across a myriad of genres, and in many different types of environments. Being able to do a couple of things really, really well, and yet at the same time also being able to photograph many other types of things competently, is key. The images on this page therefore run a gamut of genres.

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    X-Pro2 & XF56mmF1.2 R

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    X-Pro2 & XF56mmF1.2 R

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    X100F

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    X-Pro2 & XF14mmF2.8 R

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