Robert Levy has been involved the visual arts all of his life .
He started painting and drawing as a child and during his final high school years became fascinated by films and filmmaking.
He earned his BFA in Film and Media from The Minneapolis College Of Art And Design.
After graduation he worked as an assistant to a number of commercial photographers.
He learned the methodologies of working in corporate, editorial, advertising, wedding and event photography.
He worked in photojournalism for local Chicago area newspapers.
For two years he worked in a catalogue studio assisting and occasionally shooting products for magazines and newspapers.
After the studio closed he apprenticed himself as an assistant to an architectural photographer for two more years.
Throughout these periods he began to photograph whatever events or products he could as a freelancer.
In 1990 he decided to start his own business and slowly began to build his credentials and client list.
During the early 1990's he had the opportunity to photograph an association's annual conference in Chicago.
This proved to be revelatory as the event instantly felt natural and interesting to him.
He enjoyed the environment of trade shows and meetings.
He deliberately began to seek out and acquire a list of corporate and association based clientele that continues to this day.
This is the focus and passion of his photographic work.
He seeks to create compelling images for marketing and advertising use as well as for use as historical archives.
He continues to challenge himself to produce better work for his clients with every new assignment.
Mr. Levy lives in Chicago, Illinois where he was born and raised.
In his spare time he enjoys visiting his family and friends, traveling and hiking outdoors.
He loves music; particularly classical and jazz and enjoys creating fine art images as his time permits.