Born in the Netherlands Robert James Wilson AKA Robo is a working cinematographer based in South Africa shooting documentary, commercial, feature, short film, music, art, fashion, web, interactive, apps & online films worldwide.
He is especially known for shooting solo or near solo in remote areas yet producing elegant work that belies the humble means available. Although regularly working with Arriflex, Panavision, Alexa, Red, Sony and other larger cameras he’s especially drawn to the potential of DSLR’s for filming.
His passion for doing often self funded ‘love work’ collaborations to advance his aesthetic and pioneer visual techniques has led to many brave pieces of music, art, fashion, & web film. Behind this lies a trajectory of a year as a photographer assistant at agency Mcann, two years of military photographer, three years of industrial design studies, three years of production design, fifteen years as a cine camera assistant, two years of programming motion control robots, and ten years as a cinematographer.