Ever since the introduction of digital cameras, virtually anyone with a DSLR would label themselves as photographers. But in the hyper-competitive atmosphere of creatives in photography and filmmaking, some stand out. Rob Echanique is one of them. Beyond being an influential artist and photography expert who has impacted the works of many other people in the field, he remains one of the most sought-after editorial and portraiture photography professionals in the California region.
Rob Echanique is an Ecuadorian-American photographer and filmmaker. Based in the beautiful Ventura, California, Rob’s work worldwide has given him a reputation of excellence and quality through its striking editorial style in film and photo.
“I just love capturing what is literally in front of everyone’s view, yet people don’t see it,” shares Rob. “It makes my viewers wonder about how many times they have missed out.” The premier photographer’s passion for photography started at a young age. He grew up using his mom’s Polaroid cameras to capture moments at family parties and events. His Tío Oscar gifted him a prized Sony Super 8, which he used for school projects and other creative projects as he continued to explore new forms of art.
After attending Brooks Institute, the photographer from Ventura developed a unique style that stood out among magazines, art collectors and other media companies. Rob would start working with some of the top celebrities and publications as both a photographer and cinematographer. Over the years, he would also do pro bono work for fundraising events and non-profit organizations. All in all, his experience would earn him a spot amongst some of the city’s best creatives.
At the heart of Rob Echanique’s work is a desire to tell stories through visuals. He has meticulous attention to detail, showing in how he composes shots, uses light, selects angles, textures and directs choreography to make perfect scenes in moving or still format.
Today, Rob is highly considered by other professionals in media and film as one of the influencers in portraiture and fine art. His work provides people with a new perspective to seemingly mundane day-to-day details. Rob believes that the key to great photography is finding the beauty in everything. “Creating a photograph or a film is like cracking a safe,” he explains. “It takes patience to get to that final click when all the parts in the composition line up and the door opens.”
Motivated by the premise of his next perfect portrait or image, Rob Echanique stays hungry for more creative expression. He seeks to capture head turners that will end up on walls, billboards, and websites worldwide and help brands create more awareness through stunning visuals.
Rob hopes to break into the inner circle of Hollywood networks and gain access to more personalities, actors, musicians, and social media influencers. His company, RE Studios, provides top-quality services for events and corporate coverage, portraiture, travel/landscape photography, and sells high-quality prints to collectors around the country and internationally.