“I have enjoyed a long and successful award-winning career in photography and graphic design. I enjoy sharing my passion for the healing powers of cannabis with like-minded liberal individuals, and, thus have embarked on creating one-of-a-kind fine art celebrating this beautiful plant. Now that cannabis is sold legally in forward thinking countries and select states within America, it’s not hard to imagine the beautiful imagery of this special plant displayed in homes, galleries and businesses across the globe.
I whole-heartedly believe in supporting the local growers and dispensaries as they embark on this exciting new frontier of business, by providing top-notch product photography and branding. Nothing is more satisfying than an avid art collector viewing these unique microscopic closeup images and exclaiming, “Wow, I’m not even sure what that is … but damn, it looks so cool I want it hanging over my sofa!” (as quoted by one enthusiastic viewer)
Feel free to peruse a few samples of my work, including my up close and personal view of the “flower” in all its alien glory.” You can also see more of my commercial photography at RobertSandersPhoto.com
Robert R. Sanders
(a.k.a. Spurs Broken)
- To be the finest visual creative and photographic resource available.
- To use my imagination, experience, technical know-how, and the courage to go outside the lines of creative stigma and common clichés.
- To offer a premium standard of quality in digital photography, imaging and design, never compromising on quality.
- To continue working hand-in-hand with other creatives, whether independent or in-house, achieving creative goals beyond expectations.
- To be one of YOUR best creative assets, ever.
Career History & Highlights
Academy of Art College, San Francisco
Pioneered the use of airbrush in graphics and electronic animation for television
Nominated for an Emmy (1980)
for News Documentary Fire Mountain: graphics and animation covering the eruption of Mount St. Helens (KATU News, Portland, OR.)
As KGWN Art Director, worked with Bo Gehring Assoc. creating an independent on air animation package that rivaled network standards: First computer generated animation for television of its kind.
As KWGN Art Director worked with Walter Landor & Assoc. to create the KWGN TV2 logo (This was Landor’s first TV identity design)
Changed the face of independent television graphics by introducing new design ideas and standards for KWGN Denver.
Produced and Directed the first ever computer-animation to be used as evidence in a court of law for “City of Louisville, Kentucky vs. Purina Foods” (Graphic Evidence, Los Angeles producers)
Worked for Saul Bass, (Bass Yager Assoc., Los Angeles) on the 1983 AT&T Store identity change.
Invented the process for airbrushing fingernail color and founded COLORMIST as a brand new product line, and continued to market this new technique throughout the international beauty industry.
Applied analog creative expertise to several computer applications, with extensive developmental education as a Beta User of Adobe Photoshop v1.0 and Aldus Freehand.
Established Studio Equinox in Northridge, CA with full service capability: Photography, Illustration & Design.
The Northridge Earthquake. We Moved.
Focused on digital photography/image control, prepress, and quality maintenance of high-end digital images. Introduced High End Digital Photography as the studio’s primary photographic resource. Purchased one of the first-ever Digital Backs: the Leaf DCB-II, the highest standard, or state-of-the-art, digital camera available. Images captured were enlarged as much as 60×60 inch at 300dpi … yet people still doubted its capabilities.
Professor for Advanced Digital Imaging at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco: Graduating students in the computer division.
Guest Speaker and Seminar Instructor for Los Angeles Macintosh Group, Los Angeles Mac Fair, and various Photography Organizations in California.
Combined forces with Leaf Digital Division, and several co-sponsors to educate professionals in the new realm of Digital Photography and Imaging.
Moved the photography & design studio to San Diego. Designed over 30 music CD packages in two years: BMG, EMI Capitol, Hippo Records, UTV Music, Universal Music, and many more.
High-end Digital Imaging and Ad Campaigns for clients:
Tony Hawk, Thor Motocross, Troxel, Wet Formulas, Buck Knives, Taylor Guitar, Callaway Golf, Home Depot and others.
Guest presenter and mentor at workshops all over the United States.Owner and primary promoter of the Photo & Lighting Intensive series for photographers, amateur to professional.Studio & location photography consultant for all levels of production.
“For Love of Woman” Solo Photography Exhibit
at Beatnik Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Fundraiser/Auction for National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Returned to my northwest roots and moved to Portland, Oregon.
Having won over 3 dozen awards in design, illustration, advertising and photography, I’m bringing my expertise to the Cannabis Industry, where I’ve developed a signature macro-photography style to highlight the beauty of cannabis.