About me Born and raised in NYC, Robert A. Ripps has been taking pictures for longer than he would care to admit. He finds the unexpected in the commonplace, creating humanistic images that capture a personal moment in time. He is also fascinated by mundane acts, ordinary people- their public/private rituals and social customs- especially how they eat, shop, interact, create art and live their lives.He has won awards from both the PDN Photo/Design Awards, and the PDN/Nikon Self Promotion Awards, and he has also received a film grant from the Polaroid Corporation.Robert has exhibited his work nationally, and his stock images have been licensed world-wide, where they have been used by a wide range of companies including Adobe, Air Canada, American Express, Bath & Body Works, Bloomberg LLP, British Airways, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Fuji, Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Newsweek, Prudential, Random House, Life Magazine, Sakura Bank and Takashamaya, among others. His latest book, Urban Trees is available on Blurb, with new images from the ongoing project posted regularly on Instagram.In 2009, his book She’s Out There! The Next Generation of Presidential Candidates was published, featuring portraits of 35 young future female leaders of America, taken in distinct locations throughout the United States.A longtime member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), he has served on the Board of the NY Chapter. Robert is also a long standing member of APA (American Photographic Artists), where he was on the NY board for many years, before serving as a National Vice President for four years.When not traveling around the globe for business and pleasure, or seeking out new and exotic pork dishes, he resides downtown, with his sons, Max and Oliver, who are now old enough to be totally embrassed by any mention of them. Robert has so far managed to avoid adopting any pets or visiting Disneyland.