Have you ever wondered how you would look if you were photographed by a Hollywood photographer? Now you can find out. For photographer Rob Lindsay, taking someone’s picture is much more than just capturing a face--it’s about capturing a life. And using skills he developed taking pictures of celebrities and artists, he captures his subjects at their best.
This year, Rob launched Classic Hollywood Portrait, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. These photos are reminiscent of the Hollywood glamour style from the golden ages. “The idea is to create family and individual portraits for a family's legacy, something they can pass down from generation to generation that will never go out of style,” he says.
He combines the techniques of the 1930s and 1940s with modern clothing, wardrobe and aesthetics in mainly black and white photos with dramatic lighting.
Rob started out as a cinematographer in New York City and Los Angeles shooting commercials for clients such as Pierre Cardin and Cover Girl, and shooting music videos for artists including Reba McIntyre and Tracy Lawrence. Many of his photographs have been published in magazines, books and in advertising campaigns.
He founded Rob Lindsay Pictures more than 20 years ago after moving from Los Angeles to Nashville. During his career, he has photographed many well-known faces, such as Travis Tritt, Kathy Mattea, Paul Newman and Lauren Hutton.
Elements of Rob Lindsay’s Photography Success:
- Make people feel confident, calm and comfortable
- Listen to and understand what clients want from photo sessions
- Collaborate on ideas; be creative
- Be in the moment
- Have fun and enjoy the process, otherwise it’s not going to be a good session