B I O G R A P H Y
A member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Robert Falconer is a lifelong storyteller who specializes in creating memorable stills for film and television. He has produced advertising and promotional imagery* for many high-profile genre properties, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Predator, Stephen King's The Stand, The Twilight Zone, The X-Files and Supernatural, to name but a few. His clients range from Netflix to 20th Century Fox, and his work has been featured in leading publications around the world, from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, to The New York Times and Vanity Fair.
Upon obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria, Robert began his career in the nineties as a professional writer/photographer. His initial entry into the film industry was as an agency-repped screenwriter, where he penned two scripts for Star Trek: The Next Generation (one of which formed the basis of a 7th season episode). Multiple invitations to develop story pitches for both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager—along with several other notable franchises—quickly followed.
This experience writing for the screen helped Robert develop a thorough understanding of both the language and process of cinema, and enables him to bring considerable creative conceptualization and visualization skills to his unit photography, along with a solid understanding of the importance of narrative to image creation.
Throughout his professional career, Robert has remained a passionate aficionado of both the art and science of photography. He's been a contributing writer to Nikon Owner Magazine for the past 20 years, has both conducted and co-produced photography workshops, and is a former Fujifilm X-Photographer™. In between shooting film and television assignments, or portraiture, he can be found plying his craft in other genres of photography, from travel and social documentary, to natural and urban landscape. He also writes about a variety of photographic topics on his blog.
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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