Based in Vancouver Canada, commercial motion picture and television photographer Robert Falconer boasts an experienced eye honed over three decades 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. His work has been featured in leading publications around the world, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.
Over the past three decades his photographic assignments have also included wedding, portrait and editorial photography for personal, news, business and humanitarian organizations. When time permits he can be found plying his craft in other genres of photography, including travel, landscape and fine art.
Following University, Robert began his career in the nineties primarily as a screenwriter (and later as a business, media and entertainment writer). He gained an early fluency in the language of cinema through the process of penning scripts, developing stories and pitching for television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and several other notable franchises.
Around the same time, his childhood passion for the art and science of photography deepened, further enhancing his suite of storytelling skills, even as his background as a writer helped him to understand the importance of "narrative" to photography. He thus brings a unique combination of creative conceptualization and visualization to all his work, and has become regarded for his ability to tell a story in a single image.
“Robert has an encyclopedic film sense, and when he leaves off with prose he can show you with pictures.” ~ Richard Edlund, A.S.C. - Oscar-winning VFX Producer (original Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and founding member of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM).
Throughout his professional career Robert has remained a passionate aficionado of all things photographic, from the artistic to the technical. He's been a contributing editor to Nikon Owner Magazine for 17 years, has both conducted and co-produced photography workshops, and is an Official Fujifilm™ X-Photographer Alumnus.
To learn more about the early genesis of Robert's photographic pursuits, along with his thoughts on photography as art-form, check out The Camera and Eye – A Lifelong Relationship with Photography.
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“Robert’s still photography was stunning, to say the least, and captured exactly what the network and distributor were looking for. I’m proud to say a montage of Robert’s stills opens this movie. I can without hesitation recommend Robert for any still assignment on any type of film production.”
— BARB CHISHOLM - PRODUCTION MANAGER, A CHRISTMAS TRUCE
“I was constantly impressed with Robert’s attention to detail and ability to tease out the most important beats from the script […] he understands genre and how to create assets that neatly encapsulate the overall intent of the writers and producers while at the same time faithfully capturing the creative decisions made on set by the director and performers.”
— INGO LOU - PRODUCER, THE SWITCH
“…a versatile photographer with tremendous talent, and the technical skills to match. He understands the demands and nuances of the position, and possesses the skills and maturity to deliver the very best photography to his clients.”
— KIMBERLEY FRENCH - UNIT STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER, ICG 669
“He has always coped admirably with a formidable workload, displaying excellent organizational skills, a logical mind, great tact and diplomacy, a finely-tuned eye for detail, and a good sense of humour. Professionally, he seems to thrive on hard work, lacking neither stamina nor resourcefulness.”
— GRAY LEVETT - FOUNDER AND EDITOR, NIKON OWNER MAGAZINE