Whitman’s interest in photography developed out of his love of the cinema, which drove him East from Minneapolis to New York.
Robert Whitman’s pictures reflect a man who lives openly, passionately, and simply. His pictures capture a youthful and sexy energy that has become his trademark. He displays a unique talent for capturing movement, whether he is working in the controlled atmosphere of the studio for top advertising and editorial clients, or simply walking down the street with a camera in hand.
His photographs are the footprints of a man on the move, and it’s more often than not that he looks to the street itself for his subjects.