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About RDP


For over 25 years, Robert Downs has been the owner and photographer of Robert Downs Photography, a global company that specializes in editorial, commercial and digital photography, combining art and commerce with a range of clients -- The Los Angeles Times, Sony Pictures, Dunn & Bradstreet, UCLA Anderson School of Business, CBRE, Webcor Builders, BlackRock and many more.

When not photographing top executives from around the world, Robert spends his time photographing some of the top bands in the United States including Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Public Enemy, Slipknot, MUSE, and The Cult.


He has earned multiple honors, including being featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Public Enemy. His mission is to illuminate individuals in their optimal, genuine essence, regardless of their background, industry, or location.


"I achieve this through the art of connection, trust, and authenticity. I have a knack for establishing a robust and sincere relationship with every subject I encounter, whether it is a drummer, a tech entrepreneur, or a political leader. I use my skills and expertise to capture not only their vision and skill, but also their magic and personality." - Robert Downs


Building a Better Brand

As a seasoned photographer passionate about storytelling through imagery, I specialize in crafting extraordinary photoshoots across global landmarks, cultural institutions, and diverse locales. Each frame captures the unique essence of every setting, creating visual narratives beyond time and space.


R.E.M., Styx, The Police, Kiss, Black Veil Brides, Jackson Brown, Reanna, Marlyn Manson, Blink 182, Snoop Dog, Dream Theater, Nas, Iggy Pop, Alice in Chains, Mumford and Sons, KORN, Incubus, Primus, Public Enemy, Bring Me The Horizion, Death From Above, Foo Fighters, Avenge Sevenfold, Kamelot, Sum 41, The Cult, Jason Bonham, Wilco, Black Crowes, Damion Marley, Arctic Monkeys, No Doubt, Deftones, Stanley Clarke, Stanton Moore Trio, Travis Barker, Dave Mathews, Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Tre Cool, Quest Love, Ozzy Osbourne, Brett Young, Rascal Flats, Evenesence, Mastadon, Chicken Foot, MegaDeath, Machine Head, Foreigner, Train, Stone Sour, Kid Rock, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Galactic, Rise Against, Gene Hoglan, Foles, Wynton Marsalis, Stone Temple Pilots, Snarky Puppy, Vintage Trouble, BFM, Mike Johnston, U2, 311, Edgar Winter, Chad Smith, Katy Perry, Peter Erskin, Zigaboo, Rod Stewart, Jason Bittner, Stolen Babies, Pop Evil, Tony Royster Jr. , Volbeat, The Who, Brooks Wackerman, Stan Lee, Asking Alexandria, Steve Jordon, Tool, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Tommy Lee, Sheridon Stokes, YellaWolf, Transplants, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, John 5, Umphreys McGee, Mars Volta, Dawn of Ashes, Lucinda Williams, Pit Bull, REO Speedwagon, Terry Bozio, Lettuce, Sons of Apolo, Simon Philips, Mike Portnoy, Alice Cooper, Burning Witches, Peter Frampton, and more.


Musicians associated with Robert Downs Photography

Rocket Lab, Space X, Facebook, Disney, Sony, UCLA, Los Angeles Times, INMA, CCIM, ITMI, CBRE, CSI, IIBEC, Destination America, BitcoinIRA, Newport Beach Asc, Dunn and Bradstreet, Webcor Builders, BlackRock, Future Publishing, and more.

Corporate clients associated with Robert Downs Photography
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