I am the Photographic Artist responsible for creation of the fine art nude images presented here. I have been asked for a brief bio and hope the information below helps tell part of my story and the reason for this portfolio.
I was born in Hollywood, home of the stars, in the Spring of 1942. Moved to Beverly Hills in 1948. Graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1960, and UCLA in 1965. Finally graduated from law school in 1986 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987.
I received my first camera, a medium format Yashica at age 13. Shot Black and White, developed film at home and made contact prints. I was thrilled.
I was not serious about photography until 2008 at age 66 when I participated in my first group shoot of models. It was a magical and life changing experience. I wanted to create great image that reflected what I saw in my vision for each model. I was driven to create excellent images.
Pinup wasn’t a focus until I met professional pinup model Dianna Prince in 2012. I continued to enjoy macro, landscape and fine art nude photography, but spent the majority of my time creating pinup images. I continue to work and create pinup image to the present day.
I retired from the practice of law in 2014 and dove into the challenge of photography. I opened Twin Oaks Studio in San Marcus and started working more intensely with amateur and professional models.
Having passed the Bar examination, I thought it would be easy to learn and transition from amateur to mastering some aspects of photography. I was wrong. It is a lifetime commitment to learning and practicing.
Jon Cambell was a client in my law practice, but we soon became friends after discovering our mutual passion for photography. Jon was and is a professional photographer with over 20 years of experience. He enjoys teaching lighting almost as much as he enjoys shooting. Thanks to Jon, I have learned much about the finer points of studio and outdoor lighting. I can not speak to highly about Jon’s generosity.
In late 2014, I met John Barepixels, a San Diego Fine Art Nude Photographer. John mentors and continues to encourage my interest in fine art. I found the discipline and skills required a welcome challenge.
In 2015, I met April Alston McKay and life changed again. April is a wonderful model, a creative photographer, and an talented artist. She has greatly influenced my view and approach to the creation of art. View her work at http://april-art.com
Thank you Jon, John, and April. This site and my work would not have been possible without your involvement in my life.
The portfolio found here reflects my love and appreciation for the absolute beauty of the human form.
Robert Martin Bennett
Artist and Photographer