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Rob Castro is a retired engineer and an artist-photographer. He worked for the government for over 25 years in the field of air pollution control. In January of 2014, Rob retired from government service so he can focus on his artistic endeavors. Although he has no formal training as an artist, Rob had an early start in developing his artistic talents. At the age of five, he drew a picture of the devil while a student at a parochial school. This got him in trouble with the nuns but it also affirmed his calling to be an artist.
In 2008, Rob took up photography using a cheap low-tech camera but with a firm resolve to make good use of it. Since then, Rob has published some of his photos through photography periodicals and as book covers. One can also view Rob’s work on his website, Just an Observer (http://www.justanobserver.com/) and through his published photo books.
Rob and his wife Rose are parents of one daughter. They reside in Chino Hills, CA with their dog and cat.
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Between December 16, 2012 and January 3, 2013, I traveled back to the Philippines with my family. My wife arranged this time so we can have reunion with relatives and old acquaintances, trace our roots, and see the sights in various places within the country. Having lost contact with relatives on my side of the family, I did not care much about tracing my roots or meeting relatives. However, I wa…
God is good. Praise him. I made my first book cover sale today. Kamilah is becoming internationally known… well at least her photos. [Just the other day, an anonymous buyer in Australia bought a big print of another artwork Kamilah modeled for me.] The book cover is the Dutch version of Tess Gerritsen’s The Silent Girl (Het Stille Meisje). Gerritsen is known for her Rizzoli and…
Special thanks to the buyer of K. Cheers.
Getty Images invited me to license these photos for their stock library. Yay! Praise God. These were posted at Flickr and somehow Getty took notice. I find it amazing that none of these photos were taken with the original intention of being marketed. I took these pictures because it is what I love to do. Though I have aspirations of getting my work noticed, I never take pictures because I th…