Robert Ascroft is a Celebrity Portrait and Fashion Photographer. His clean, classic images have made him a favorite among Art Directors, Photo Editors, Fashion Designers and Publicists alike. His sense of style and personality are reflected in the imagery he creates. The ability to quickly connect with subjects and create a comfortable environment has gained him access to coveted celebrities and assignments. A passionate and experienced professional, Robert has photographed hundreds of sessions since his entry into the field.
After establishing himself in the music industry as an award winning Art Director and Designer, Robert began shooting many of these assignments himself. This gave him a vehicle to explore his photographic style, publish work and build an impressive client base. His innate sense for Art Direction and Design have been a recognized asset to his clientele. He holds multiple Addy, How Magazine and Print Magazine Awards for his work.
Robert is currently working on a large body of personal work for his debut photography book entitled SeaSandSky. His work is also published in the Rolling Stone book entitled “HotHouse”, a book of celebrity portraits and the Marion Jones autobiography.
His national and international client list includes record companies, magazines, fashion designers and advertising agencies such as Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, SONY Music, Cosmopolitan, Parade Magazine, Details, Rolling Stone, Narciso Rodriguez, JIVE Records, Arista Records, RCA, Paul Mitchell, Proenza Schouler and Warner Bros. among others.
Robert was raised in Rochester, New York – Corporate Headquarters of the Eastman Kodak Company. His father, a recently retired executive at Kodak, was an early influence in his pursuit of a photographic career.
Robert works in New York, Los Angeles and Europe as well as on location around the globe. He currently divides his time between New York and Los Angeles with his wife and son.