About Me

 I grew up in Louisiana. 

I was surrounded by great food and music. Simple things in life are the best.  

I hope to do the same with the images I capture! Simple and beautiful.

Masters degree in Music. Former Conductor, College Professor, Teacher, life-long business associate, Navy Veteran and Film Photographer.

(photo by Caleb Alvarado)


Editorial, story-telling, portrait,  model-testing and portfolio development photographer.  

Digital and Medium Format Film. Editing and retouching.  Location and Beach photography.

Sorry - I do not do weddings, animals, children, engagement or senior pictures. However, I am happy to suggest many fine photographers that can serve these needs.


Interested in shooting with me?

Sorry - I do not shoot non-agency models without a referral.  I do not accept request to shoot on Instagram or other social media platforms.

First - email me  bob@hrobertupton.com please include a current image with the email.

NOTE:  If you are under 18 years of age, please ask your parent to contact me.

Second - most model-testing shoots are scheduled through a local agency.  If you think you can be a model, you should contact the agency first to see what you may need for submission.

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@hrobertupton.com - Follow me!

Legal Stuff - H Robert Upton LLC owns the rights to every image captured by Bob Upton.  It is illegal to reproduce, print or use without the written consent of Bob Upton.

Location, Agencies and Publications.

NOTE:  I have relocated to New Mexico and no longer have studios in LA or AZ.

I am currently seeking property to build a new studio.  Update Soon!


Agencies include:

The Agency Arizona, Scottsdale.  

Ford Model RBA, Scottsdale.

Arizona Model Management, Tucson.

LA Models

Next Models Miami

Elite Miami

No Ties Agency LA, SD

Images appear in many Agency Portfolios from NY, Miami to LA.

Many published Editorials nationally as well as images on Vogue Italia and others.

I am the Publisher of "Zephyr" Magazine.  www.zephyrmagazine.com 

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