Rob Woodcox is a surreal portrait and fine artist born in Houston, raised in Detroit, and currently residing in Portland Oregon. He exercises his talent for photography with a passion that is unquenchable and contagious.  As he creates each piece of his artwork, Rob strives to capture fragments of a vivid life sewn by the threads of reality, memory and dream.  Each concept is a declaration of his experience and seeks to tell a meaningful story to each individual that views it.

His interest in photography began in the fall of 2009 and he started pursuing a full time career in the fall of 2013.  He brings his natural sense of adventure, innovation, and youthful spirit into every interaction, and incorporates these facets into every image. Rob thrives on sharing his imagination and dreams with others; in the fall of 2013 he had the opportunity to have an image turned into a film as a part of Project Imaginat10n with Ron Howard and Canon. 

Rob is also passionate about raising awareness for those in need and in 2013 used his photography to raise funds for foster kids to attend camp and to further knowledge of the need in the foster care system.  His collaboration with 4 others artists, Stories Worth Telling, raised the necessary funds to launch a new foster camp that allowed 40 new children to attend in the first year; that camp now has over 70 attendees each year.

Throughout 2014 he had the privilege to excel teaching other artists through interactive portfolio and technique building workshops.  He has taught in over 15 cities around the USA and Canada.  In November of 2014 Rob's Stories Worth Telling series was featured on Yahoo, ABC and various other large media sites, re-energizing the project and sparking a new initiative to raise funds for foster children.

In 2015 Rob showed his photographs in the historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to continue supporting foster children.  He also brought his workshops to 3 new continents, South America, Asia and Australia, teaching in over 10 new countries. He reached a physical audience of over 1000 students in person over the course of travels and reached millions online.

In 2016 Rob spoke at 2 of his largest seminars yet, totaling a 450 member audience.  His focus shifted from travels to establishing roots in the USA with his sights set on a 3 year passion project to weave the threads of human experiences he witnessed in his travels in the USA and abroad, highlighting and educating about social justice issues that touch us all.  

2017 is proving to be one of the most productive years yet, between establishing an artist collective in Portland Oregon, new high level clients, and building a workshop tour for Fall 2017, his work continues to receive attention online and in print and he remains open to new opportunities for creative collaboration.

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When he is not creating photographs, Rob mentors artists, travels, explores the wilderness, cooks, and seeks whatever adventures come his way.

To contact Rob about a project or featuring his work, please use his contact form.

Rob is also a sponsored professional by Profoto.


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Galleries, Features & Interviews

2017
500px Blog- Article
The Good Men Project- Feature
The Mighty- Feature
Huffington Post- Feature
Buzzfeed- Feature
Heads Up Guys #Reachout Campaign- Feature
Willamette Week- Feature
Portrait Photography Magazine China (February)- Feature
Barcroft TV- Interview
Patron Front Page- Feature

2016
Digital Camera Polska- Feature
DIY Photography- Feature
Bored Panda- Feature
Worbz- Feature
Shotkit Instructional Book- Interview
Heads Up Guys- Feature
Shotkit- Interview
The Bear Project UK- Interview
Elephant Journal- Feature
FEMME Rebelle Magazine (May)- Feature
Photo News Hong Kong- Feature
Art-Sheep Magazine- Feature
Popular Photography Magazine (March)- Feature
DIY Photography- Feature
Bored Panda- Feature

2015
The Mighty- Interview
Bored Panda- Feature
Rangefinder Magazine (December)- Interview
Seamless Be Inspired- Podcast
A+ News- Feature
The Mighty- Feature
Rangefinder Magazine (November)- Feature
Huffington Post- Feature
Heads Up Guys- Feature
500px Blog- Feature
Seamless Be Inspired- Podcast
YouPic Blog- Feature
500px Blog- Feature
Vietnam Photo Net- Feature
Sajin Yesul Magazine, Korea (August)- Interview
Trierenberg Super Circuit Annual Publication- Features
Sajin Yesul Magazine, Korea (July)- Feature
Behance Photography Served- Feature
YouPic Blog- Interview
The Washtenaw Voice- Interview/Feature
Altfel Magazine- Interview
Practical Photography Magazine (June)- Feature
RFKC Premier at TCL Chinese Theatre- Gallery Exhibit
Trierenberg Super Circuit Linz, Austria- Gallery Exhibit
Cultural Evolution- Interview
Revista Contrasentido- Feature
500px Blog- Feature
Design You Trust- Feature

2014
Bored Panda- Feature
Viral Nova- Feature
ABC News- Feature
UK Daily Mail- Feature
Mashable- Feature
Design Taxi- Interview
My Modern Metropolis- Interview
A+ News- Feature
Flickr Blog- Feature
Yahoo- Video Interview
B&H Explora- Interview
DPI Magazine- Feature
Seamless Spotlight- Interview
Resource Magazine- Interview
Photography Masterclass Magazine- Feature
Vanguard- Interview
Heist London- Gallery Exhibit
Heist Online Photography Collective- Feature
Vanguard Professionals- Featured Professional
Phlearn.com- Behind The Scenes Feature
Cleveland State University- Gallery Exhibit

2013
Phlearn.com- Interview
Ezra Magazine- Interview
Vice Magazine- Interview
GQ Dec Issue- Ad Feature
Vanity Fair Dec Issue- Ad Feature
Vogue Dec Issue- Ad Feature
Launch Magazine- Cover Image
My Modern Metropolis- Feature
Fstoppers.com- Behind The Scenes Feature
SLR Lounge- Interview
Photigy.com- Interview
Cultura Inquieta- Feature
Dodho Magazine- Interview
Framed Awards- Nominee. Emerging Photographer of the Year
Canon/Ron Howard's Project Imagination- Winner

2012
Adobe Achievement Awards- Finalist
Digital SLR Photography Magazine- Feature
Vogue Italia Photo of the Day

 

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