Robin Ruth Photography
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."
~ Dorothea Lange
The biggest reward I have in being a portraitist is in creating portrait legacies of people that will last hundreds of years. Just how valuable are photographs? When a house is on fire, the first thing people rescue is the family photo album. What does this say? Photographs tell us about the places we've been, the people we've known and loved, and the lives we've lived.
Having been drawn to capturing the essence of human life from the beginning of my relationship with the camera (over 30 years ago), I proceeded to develop and nurture the intuition needed in securing the images that showed the subject's true spirit. I have become a fine art portrait photographer in San Francisco and San Jose (including Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Mateo, and Burlingame) (See Photos), while maintaining my own darkroom for hand printing on archival paper (just like Ansel Adams!).
- On location photography using natural light. Location of your choice
- Photo session consists of 60-90 photographs, more if over 2 people
- Sepia toning and hand coloring is available
- No pressure: proof sheets supplied for you to take home and study
- Small outdoor events are considered
- For Ecofemography Photo Sessions, please contact Robin
"The thing that's fascinating about portraiture is that nobody is alike . . .
I couldn't stay with the mountains, and I couldn't stay with the trees,
and I couldn't stay with the rivers. But I can always stay with people,
because they really are different."
Robin Ruth Photography caters mainly to clients
living in the San Francisco Bay and San Jose areas including
Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Mateo, and Burlingame.