Would it sound cooler if I referred to myself in the 3rd person? Whatever. I’m an advertising/documentary photographer based in San Diego, California. To date I’ve been very lucky to shoot with professional athletes like Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and many others for clients like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Foot Locker, Fox Sports, New Balance, Vans and Uber. All of that makes me sounds really important, but the truth is I just love being a photographer. Doesn’t matter if I’m photographing an elite athlete or a complete unknown. I like using the camera to tell stories. Whether that story helps to shape your brand or simply to give the viewer a glimpse into an unfamiliar world that I visit is all the same to me.

When I’m not creating campaigns for commercial clients, I spend a great deal of time out on the road (with my dog Mojo) documenting various aspects of America. Most notable have been 7+ year projects like “The Basketball Hoops Project” , “Barbershops of America” , and one simply titled “America”. Fine art prints of this work are available HERE.


Follow along with Rob’s journey’s on Instagram @robhammerphoto.