He started his photographic career in with shooting the basics. It was when he joined The Kern Photography Association where he was able to take his work to another level. It was the KPA where he started networking and met more experienced photographers. Some of these photographers were already working with models, and Robert fell in love with this type of photography almost instantly. Mentored by Illusive Photography, Robert was able to learn the ropes very quickly and soon began developing his own style of photography.
Before working with models, Robert had a solid foot in the ground in the local music scene, specifically extreme music. Working with bands and musicians is how Robert was able to spread his name so quickly. This eventually lead to shooting for Matt Munoz of the Bakersfield Californian, where Robert was commissioned to photograph some big name artists.