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07.19.2019 Robert Falconer

Personal Best vol.31 | Robert Falconer

Robert Falconer

Based in Vancouver Canada, respected film and television photographer Robert Falconer boasts a singular eye honed through 30 years as a lifelong storyteller and multidisciplinary communications professional. A member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild 669, Robert has produced imagery for many high-profile genre properties, including The Predator, Stephen King’s The Stand (2020), The Twilight Zone (2019-20), The X-Files, and Supernatural, among many others.

Over the past three decades his photographic assignments have also included wedding, portrait, travel and editorial photography for news, business and humanitarian organizations.

His clients include CBS, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Entertainment, The CW Network, Fujifilm, Metro News, and a variety of cable, streaming, and media outlets and production companies. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.

Robert began his early career primarily as a screenwriter—gaining an early fluency in the language of cinema through the process of developing stories, penning scripts, and pitching for television properties such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and several other notable series. During this period, his childhood passion for the art and science of photography deepened, further enhancing his suite of storytelling skills. Employing this unique aptitude for creative conceptualization and visualization to all his work, he has become highly regarded for an ability to create compelling images that capture the essence of a story within a single frame.

Gears

  • 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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    X100

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