Robert Voltaire, The Fashion Photographer

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Robert’s Inspirations, How it all Began?

California’s own Robert Voltaire is a well-known fashion photographer that uses his skills to photographs fashion models for various agencies across the United States. Although he has little publicity behind his belt, Robert’s work speaks volumes for itself.

Drawing inspiration from cinematography, literature, and various magazine covers when he was young, Robert is a self-taught photographer that uses the elements towards taking the best picture.

Little do people know that Robert became a photographer simply by chance. At a younger age, he was asked by a friend to photograph her friends and family. The famed photographer uses a camera he had never used before; a camera he got a few years ago, but it served him well. Some time passes and his friend (who wanted to be a model at that time) happened to be picked for Ford, and Robert got his lucky chance. He was contacted by an agent who asked him to do a couple of test shots for a modeling agency. And as they say, the rest is history.


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Time to change course. @cailinrusso @thejetsetdiaries

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Since then, Robert has been the most sought after photographer in the industry, having his work published by various magazines from around the world. Out of the most widely renowned are Vogue, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, GQ, Max, and others.

Robert Voltaire’s Career

Photographer by trade, star by nature, Robert Voltaire has had an impressive career on the big screen as well. His first big break came on the TV show America’s Next Top Model, where he made an appearance as himself in the role of photographer. He appeared on the show finale, in “the cycle 11”, where he photographed the three finalists where only one would become America’s next top model and kickstart their modeling career.

He also appeared on the famous reality TV show Los Angeles, formerly known as Les Anges de la téléréalité. He made an appearance as himself, also a fashion photographer, in season 3 labeled “I Love New York”, where the two stars of the show flew from France to get a chance to work with him and celebrity fashion designer Lloyd Klein.


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Let’s go to the beach. ? #robertvoltaire

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His last, so far, big screen project came in 2013, in the TV show “Model Employee” where he made an appearance as himself, a fashion photographer. He appeared on the 7th episode “Lights, Camera, Action!” where the final six models get the chance to write, direct, and star in their own commercial for Mandalay Bay.

Robert Voltaire’s work mostly involved NSFW black and white portraits. He is so good at it that in 2008 he was labeled as the master of black and white photography by Max Magazine, which is a German prestigious fashion magazine.

Robert is a man with a huge portfolio filled with stunning black and white nude photos of models taken from all parts of the world. His unique taste in both female and male body has brought him the success he enjoys now. One of his famous photographs “II Delphino”, or The Dolphin, was sold in a Beverly Hills auction for $22.000!

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