ABOUT BOB MASTERS
Born in East Africa, I studied photography at Eastbourne College of Art and Design, then in 1979 I started my career as a photographer as a member of Christies Auctioneers in house photographic unit in London, shooting everything from jewellery, to furniture, to classic cars.
I left Christie’s for pastures new and after travelling for 15 months in Australia, Asia and India. I began assisting for a number of advertising photographers back in London. After three years of assisting I took the plunge and started up my own successful photographic studio shooting imagery for advertising agencies, design groups and magazines.
Now, after 20 years here in Barcelona I have a strong client base and a proven track record and continue to shoot for multinational clients both in mainland Spain and abroad. My folio reflects a versatility and diversity that includes corporate photography, business and industrial photography, architecture photography and editorial photography. On the corporate and business front, whether it be for company financial reports, websites, conferences, trade shows, corporate hospitality or in-house magazines I am able to offer a personalised and all inclusive service, whether it be for one man and a camera or an extensive on site studio set-up.
Barcelona and Catalonia have some fantastic architecture that includes Roman, Gothic, Romanesque, Neoclassical and Modernist styles and although I shoot for a variety of clients the majority of my architecture photography work is commissioned by the Department of Culture of the Catalan government to document a diverse selection of both contemporary and historic buildings.
With regards to editorial photography I’ve shot portraits both in the studio and on location for international and domestic clients and images for features about luxury hotels, spas, restaurants and even the inner workings of government archives.
I shoot 360ºVR panoramas, both from the air with drones and on terra firma with manual and robotic heads and undertook three major panoramic assignments for Westin Hotels, Qatar Airways and the Department of Culture of the Catalan Government for whom I shot over three hundred panoramas of their most important heritage sites in Catalonia, from Dali to Gaudi and from Roman ruins to Romanesque churches.
I have won numerous Epson International Photographic Pano Awards for my 360º panoramas and my work featured in an American Advertising Federation ADDY Award won by Jim Palam and Partners in California.
Bob Masters English photographer in Barcelona, Spain
Corporate, industrial, editorial, architecture, 360 degree panorama photography and 360º virtual tour portfolios
Clients Past & Present
Generalitat de Catalunya
Bang & Olufsen
Turisme de Barcelona
Reed Business Information
US Wheat Associates