Robert Dowling, the Photographer, was 'born' at age 18 in 1960s London. He was Runner, Processor, Printer and Assistant before finally shooting for himself. Starting album covers and promo work, moving into advertising and film and back and forth, again and again, he spent the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond creating the images you probably still have in your head (Pink Floyd’s 1,000 beds on a beach, the cover for ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’).
For a photographer, it’s not who you know, but who knows you and Robert’s known to those who have done some serious advertising over the years: AT&T, Sony, Bacardi, Porsche, Nestle, Guinness, American Express, FedEx, Smirnoff, the list goes on and on.
Robert had his own ultra-large format camera built to shoot classic cars in the US. This indulgence led to some jaw-dropping shots (one is in the National Photographic Museum’s permanent collection) and made Robert the must-have car photographer for several years, winning the Art Directors Club of New York best world-wide automotive advert 1988. Other accolades include D&Ads, a Bisfa award for a documentary film, the Sun Life award for excellence in Photography, AOP Gold Award and a major Kodak award.
We felt Robert was the perfect photographer to appear in our ad campaign and share the passion for the art of photography.