Robin Bartholick is a commercial photographer/artist who lives and works in Bellingham, Washington where he was born and raised in a log cabin on a lake. For a short while, there was no heat or hot water and his parents heated water in a tub on the stove, soaped him and then took him to the lake to rinse him off – – even in the middle of the winter, which may have built his character and tenacity!
Robin’s father was a nationally known architect and his mother was a potter who later became a coordinator for an art school. Robin’s interest in photography began at an early age – – he took his first photo course at the age twelve. As a child he played with clay and got involved with pottery and painting as well. He was continually exposed to artists and art in his parent’s “hippie” home where many Northwest artists who later became prominent, moved freely as visitors and friends, over the years.
Robin attended New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology and was honored in shows there as an outstanding photographic talent.
Robin’s photography includes people, still-life, advertising, corporate, large sets and digital imaging. He has been a successful international photographer for the last twenty-three years, serving such clients as Microsoft, Nintendo, Infiniti, Boeing, Airborne Express, Intel, American Airlines, Adobe, Hewlett Packard, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, PowerAde, Ford Motors, Hitachi and Starbucks. He has successfully merged his life-long involvement in fine art with commercial photography work.