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 simple. 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 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.