Bob Barkerof Bob Barker Photography

Clovelly, New South Wales
5 out of 5 from 3 reviews.
  • Marine Photography

    Corporate/Industrial Photography

    Architectural Photography

    Event Photography

    Portrait/Headshot Photography

    Public Relations Photography

    Wedding Photography

    Wildlife Photography

    Landscape Photography

    Nature Photography

  • Bob Barker is a professional photographer based in Clovelly, New South Wales

    Bob is one of Sydneys most respected photographers, having worked for Sydneys major newspapers for most of his career. Working in news media it is essential to capture the essence of an assignment with speed and minimal fuss.
    Over the years Bob has covered virtually every type of assignment imaginable - from hard news to sport, animals, aerial, celebrity, fashion, architecture, real estate, motoring, the arts, travel, food, portraiture and all aspects of lifestyle photography.
    In 2005 he photographed The Great Peking to Paris Expedition - following five 100 year old cars for 16,000 km recreating the worlds first major car race in 1907 - for a book and ABC TV documentary.
    Bob has photographed many weddings and parties and recently has been covering batmitzvahs and barmitzvahs. Apart from the key images Bob likes to use his reportage skills to capture unusual angles and portraits at the celebration.
    Bob has surfed his whole life and his passion is photographing the ocean, waves and seascapes.
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    Clients

    AAP - News Local , AFP - Alliance France Presse , Salty Dingo , St Vincents Hospital , MediaKoo , The Guardian Australia , SF3 - SmartFoneFlick Fest , Bronxx Constructions , Arcadia Projects and Design , K + P Events , NAB , Daily Telegraph , Daily Telegraph Homes Magazine , ClubsNSW , Stellar Magazine , Refraction Media , Brendon Harper Construction , Australian Traveller Magazine , Macleay St Bistro , Stop Adani , Brainwave , Exportia , Landcare Australia

    Awards

    2018 Sydney City Art & About Australian Life photography competition - Finalist , 2017 PANPA Awards (Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association) Finalist (Peking Duk) , 2015 PANPA Awards Finalist (Bondi Magic Series) , 2014 PANPA Awards Finalist (Winners, Apocalypse) , 2012 PANPA Awards Finalist (Flameout) , 2011 PANPA Awards Finalist , 2012 Moran Photographic Prize , 2011 Moran Photographic Prize Finalist , 2010 Walkley Awards Finalist: News , 2010 News Awards Finalist , 2006 World Institute of Photographic Masters Winner: Avant Garde Wedding Photographer of the Year , 2006 World Institute of Photographic Masters Winner: Portrait Single Photographer of the Year , 2006 World Institute of Photographic Masters Joint Winner: Wildlife Photographer of the Year , 2002-2003 Commonwealth Photography Awards (Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, London) Highly Commended , 1992 Rothmans National Press Photo Awards 2nd prize (Happy News) , 1982 Rothmans National Press Photo Awards Merit Award: Spot News , 1981 Maxwells/Nikon Press Photographer of the Year 2nd Prize: Best News Photograph (Rembrandt Fire, Ladder Rescue) , 1981 Maxwells/Nikon Press Photographer of the Year Merit Series

    Specialities

    Marine photography in Clovelly, NSW, Corporate/Industrial photography in Clovelly, NSW, Architectural photography in Clovelly, NSW, Event photography in Clovelly, NSW, Portrait/Headshot photography in Clovelly, NSW, Public Relations photography in Clovelly, NSW, Wedding photography in Clovelly, NSW, Wildlife photography in Clovelly, NSW, Landscape photography in Clovelly, NSW, Nature photography in Clovelly, NSW

    Industry Affiliations

    Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
  • Reviews (3)

    Kirk Willcox

    May 5th, 2020
    I have had the great pleasure of working with Bob Barker for many years and can highly recommend his work. Im a journalist and Bob and I did many assignments together when we were both employed at News Ltd. Later, as the Global Marketing and Communications Director for a non-profit organisation, SurfAid International, I contracted Bob to cover our field work in the remote islands off West Sumatra, Indonesia. This was a one-month assignment where we encountered many logistical obstacles in remote villages in the tropics. However nothing fazed Bob and he produced an amazing body of work, which is still being used 13 years later to promote SurfAids mission and to raise funds. Bob is a highly creative and technically proficient photographer, and all these skills come under the umbrella of his dedication, passion and drive to produce the best work possible. To me, Bob is the ultimate professional and I look forward to when we can work together again in the future.

    Grant Jones

    April 28th, 2020
    I've worked with Bob Barker on a variety of jobs for the past 15 years, both as features writer and food editor at The Daily Telegraph and now as the owner of a Media, Marketing and Content Consultancy. I have engaged Bob to work across a breadth of styles, from profile images to food photography, corporate images and interiors. More recently I have admired his stunning landscape, marine and wildlife photos, which reveals his ability to capture the moment, wherever or whatever that may be.

    Kirk Willcox

    April 26th, 2020
    I have had the great pleasure of working with Bob Barker for many years and can highly recommend his work. Im a journalist and Bob and I did many assignments together when we were both employed at News Ltd. Later, as the Global Marketing and Communications Director for a non-profit organisation, SurfAid International, I contracted Bob to cover our field work in the remote islands off West Sumatra, Indonesia. This was a one-month assignment where we encountered many logistical obstacles in remote villages in the tropics. However nothing fazed Bob and he produced an amazing body of work, which is still being used 13 years later to promote SurfAids mission and to raise funds. Bob is a highly creative and technically proficient photographer, and all these skills come under the umbrella of his dedication, passion and drive to produce the best work possible. To me, Bob is the ultimate professional and I look forward to when we can work together again in the future.

    Testimonials Submitted by the photographer

    Kirk Willcox, Willcox Communications

    I have had the great pleasure of working with Bob Barker for many years and can highly recommend his work. I’m a journalist and Bob and I did many assignments together when we were both employed at News Ltd. Later, as the Global Marketing and Communications Director for a non-profit organisation, SurfAid International, I contracted Bob to cover our field work in the remote islands off West Sumatra, Indonesia. This was a one-month assignment where we encountered many logistical obstacles in remote villages in the tropics. However nothing fazed Bob and he produced an amazing body of work, which is still being used 13 years later to promote SurfAid’s mission and to raise funds. Bob is a highly creative and technically proficient photographer, and all these skills come under the umbrella of his dedication, passion and drive to produce the best work possible. To me, Bob is the ultimate professional and I look forward to when we can work together again in the future.

    Melissa Higgins - Marketing & Communications Director, Landcare Australia

    I have worked with Bob Barker for many years and engaged him to photograph people and events for a variety of  marketing campaigns and PR activities. Professional, reliable, I trust Bob to help me get the photo that I need to meet the brief. What makes Bob unique to any other photographer, is his creative eye for capturing something on film that tells the story better than a million words. I love Bob, he has a gift that makes him a true artist who can capture a moment that makes people feel they were there.

    Ciaran Goodman - Director, Bronxx Construction

    Bob Barker has photographed a number of Bronxx Construction’s larger building projects in the Eastern Suburbs and Sutherland Shire. He went above and beyond to portray the properties in just the right light, often visiting a number of times, including dawn and sunset. He captured the essence of the buildings, highlighting the top-of-the-line finishes internally and externally. The result was a collection of high-quality edited images, perfect for our marketing material and portfolio.

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