I am a fine art and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. I was born in San Diego, CA (1989), where I was introduced to photography while finalizing my undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego in 2013 where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Fine Arts and Photography. In 2019, I created a body of work about the passing of my grandfather, which was selected as a finalist for the Charcoal Book Club Publishing Prize in Chico Hot Springs, MT. This experience catalyzed my desire to pursue my practice further and I achieved my MFA from Hartford Art School’s low-residency photography program in 2022, where I was acknowledged with the Stanely Fellman Advancement award as well as the Mary Frey Book Award for my thesis project Almost Heaven and its notable content, design, and voice.

My photographs are inspired by my curiosity to meet people and explore new places; the fulfillment I get from these experiences is unmatched by anything else in my life. I enjoy making environmental portraits of people in their own spaces because I believe that the things we surround ourselves with can tell a lot about us.

As a commercial image maker I am influenced by skateboarding, music and my experience working in marketing as one of the team managers for Volcom Skate and Snow. I am driven to create dynamic images that communicate the client’s ethos in a concise visual form.

I am available for commisions and print sales through the links below.

︎ robins.jeffrey@gmail.com
︎ @jewishsoundingname

St.John Knits
New York Times
Ivy Park
Wyeth Headware
Silent Sound
Monster Children
Quality Resources Distillates
Penny Skateboards
Z-Flex Skateboards
GoodWorth MFG

Unknown Outcome, Outcome Unknown 2021

Notes from a Detour 2022
Where have all the flowers gone? 2022 
Nowhere Diary Interview 2021
AINT BAD Feature 2019
STAY Gallery Interview 2019

2022    Mary Frey Book Award, Hartford, CT  
2022    Stanley Fellman Advancement Award, Hartford, CT  
2018   Charcoal Book Club Publishing Prize Finalist, Chico Hot Springs, MT

2022  Esquelito, Los Angeles, CA
2020  Museum of Fine Art, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2019 STAY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019  Space Place Gallery, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2012   University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2022   Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2022   Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT
2021   Museum of Fine Art, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2021   Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA
2021   Oregon Contemporary Art Musuem, Portland, OR
2013   University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013   Adam D. Kamil Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012   Adam D. Kamil Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012   T.F.R. Gallery, Leucadia, CA
2012   The Canvas Shop, Seal Beach, CA

2022   MFA Photography, Hartford Art School
2013   BA Magna Cum Laude, Studio Art and Photography, University of California San Diego