Rob Payne

Rob grew up in sunny Dorset where days at the beach and long walks in the countryside fuelled his love of natural landscapes. Rob wasn’t born with a camera round his neck, much to his mother’s relief, but started his photographic career in a foundation course at Bournemouth Arts University. Another degree and a lot of practice later, Rob started assisting in London. He was lucky enough to work and learn alongside some of the industry’s big hitters.

Rob turns the ordinary into extraordinary. He takes everyday scenes, landscapes or objects and creates a unique atmosphere around them using light, colour and composition. This ‘atmosphere’ is hard to pinpoint. It has been described as ethereal and unearthly with an otherworldly feel about it. The atmosphere can of course change depending on the feelings that the picture is trying to evoke. Rob likes to think it’s something that people might easily overlook but once captured in a photograph has a permanence, palpability and quiet beauty for all to see.

Rob has worked hard over the years to become a photographic chameleon. As his commercial work demonstrates, he can turn his hand to a variety of photographic disciplines including cars, people, still life, landscapes and nightscapes. He has also worked on short films and stop-frame animations.

Clients: VW, Evans Cycles, Sony, Kronenbourg, Honda, Vauxhall, EDF Energy, Canal Plus, Adidas, HSBC, Talk Talk, Barclaycard, Garmin, Scania.