Robert Walsh was born in Rochester, New York, the birthplace of Kodak film, where he was exposed to a wealth of film and photography history and culture from an early age. He moved to Toronto, Canada, where he now lives and is a Canadian Permanent Resident, to study at York University, where he received a B.F.A. in Film Production with a focus in cinematography. After graduating, while shooting personal projects whenever possible, he trained as a gaffer in the Toronto film industry for many years, working on numerous feature films, music videos and commercials.
Robert is currently an associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and enjoys DPing commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films and feature films. Clients include Toyota, Gain, Bounce, Neutrogena, TD Home Insurance, the National Ballet of Canada, Cancer Society, Comfree and others. His award winning short films have been showcased in festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver, WIFF, Tel Aviv and Rochester International Film Festival.
Robert’s interest in images began with black and white photography at age 13, and has since evolved into a love of story telling with moving images. He enjoys balancing his schedule between commercial work and humanitarian projects. His work as a cinematographer has taken him around the world, filming in such diverse places as India, Bhutan, England, France, Germany, Canada and the United States. He is also involved with on-going documentary work on mindfulness and meditation featuring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village community.
Rob aspires to tell stories that will touch hearts and inspire people to explore and learn about themselves and the world.