Bobby grew up in the California South Bay area of Torrance/Lomita. He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City and graduated in 1963, and later attended three years of college to study architecture and photography. In 1965-1967, Bobby was drafted by the US Army and served in the US Corps of Engineers in Vietnam. It was during this time that Bobby took an interest in photography. He purchased his first camera (Pentax, Spot Matic, Single-Reflex). Bobby began shooting the terrain and the local villagers. This experience impacted Bobby to pursue his passion for photography.
Employment: Bobby worked as a Ship Clerk (administrative duties) in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors with the ILWU. Between the late 60’s and early 70’s, cargo containerization dramatically changed the import/export process. This change gave Bobby an increased knowledge of world trade. Computerization also made a huge impact on Bobby’s business skills.
In 1976, Bobby moved to Orange County. He quickly found his passion for Surfing Photography. He began shooting surfers from Rincon to San Diego. He was still using his Pentax at that time…….however; as time progressed, he changed to Canon Digital. Bobby is still using Canon Products to this present day.
As of 2005, Bobby has been shooting various Surfing Contests on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier: US Open of Surfing, NSSA, S.U.P. (stand up paddle-board), and the 70’s Surfing Sessions, etc….
Since 2010, Bobby has been honored by having his Surfing Photography published in various magazines (Ghetto Juice Magazine, Huntington Beach Culture, and Branded Advertising Campaigns). He has also been involved with several organizations such as: Huntington Beach Art Center and the International Surfing Museum. Bobby is a founding Member of the Global Photographer’s Services (GPS) Organization.
Bobby enjoys spending time with his associate Diana, photographer colleagues, and surfing friends. He presently resides in Huntington Beach.