Robert has been a Professional Photographer for the past 16 years in South Florida. Clients include AT&T, Excel, University of Miami, Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, United Press International, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywoodand City Link Magazine.
Robert has a passion for music, musicians and performing artists. He is published in The Who official autobiography, The Who Maximum R & B by Richard Barnes and Jazz Time Magazine. He has been the Festival of the Arts BOCA Photographer for the past five years working with performers Itzhak Perlman, Sir James Galway, Alondra de la Parra, the Russian National Orchestra, Quartetto Gelato, Tiempo Libre, and Renée Fleming.
He was the event Photographer for the Fort Lauderdale Blues Festivals, Cajun Zydeco Festivals and City Link Music Festivals. He has been the event Photographer for the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival for the past 5 years. He is the event photographer for Boston’s on the Beach Red White and Blues Festival in Delray Beach for the past two years. He has been the event photographer for the Annual Lumpy Sue Acoustic Music Festival since 2003.
Robert has collaborated on over a dozen CDs with performers Albert Castiglia, The Nucklebusters, Rudy, Diane Ward, Rico, The Hep Cat Boo Daddies, Jason Ricci, Jim Wurster and International Blues Artist Ana Popovic.
He has served as Fotofusion Audio Visual Coordinator for the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in Palm Beach for the past 14 years. He has been a guest lecturer at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for Corporate Photography and teaches a number of Photographic and Photoshop classes. He is an advocate of Digital Preservation and Workflow. His digital workflow program is entitled “Becoming an Intentional Photographer”. His photographic career began as a Film and Darkroom Photographer and has been a Digital Photographer for the past 10 years.
He is the 2009-2011 President of the Nan Knox Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board in Fort Lauderdale and serves on the Corporate Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Robert is serving on the 2010-2012 the City of Hollywood Artwork Selection Committee and the 2010-2012 City of Hollywood ArtsPark Advisory Board.
He is the Vice President for the past four years with the Professional Photographers Guild of Florida (PPGF.com) and scheduled for President in 2012. He serves on the Board of ASMP South Florida (asmpflorida.org) and is a member of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Florida Professional Photographers (fpponline.com). He has been the co-organizer of the South Florida Smugmug User Group since 2010 (miamismug.com). He is a Photographic Consultant to Dale Laboratories of Hollywood, Florida.
He has been the photography coordinator for the Fort Lauderdale March of Dimes Walk for Babies for the past 6 years. He has also supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for many years with his photography. Robert is a 2011 Hollywood Lakes Civic Association Board Member and was involved in the late 1990s through 2001. Robert has been a member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the past 3 years.
Robert has a 35 plus year Technical Career in Product Development, Manufacturing, Processes and Quality Control Systems with Chemical, Battery and Electronic Products. Robert has a background in Teaching, Technical Presentations and Marketing besides his enthusiasm for emotional communications through photography.
Robert Stolpe was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 1981. He graduated Community College of Philadelphia and West Chester University with a BS degree in Chemistry and a Minor in Psychology. Additional Education included Business and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania and Photography at the Philadelphia College of Art. He was a licensed Science Teacher for the State of Florida with undergraduate educational courses at Nova University. He is a Dale Carnegie graduate and a past graduate assistant for 5 years. He has training in Lean Manufacturing and Production.
“Our photographic lives require that we continually learn and grow, promote a photographic community of excellence and share with others that have interest on becoming a better photographer either amateur or professional to enrich the world around us.”