The Man Behind the Camera (Excerpted FROM CALLIE MCQUILKIN’s ARTICLE IN THE RIDGEFIELD PRESS ON 7/20/17)
Robert Pincus knows beauty when he sees it. A photographer with vision keen as a camera lens, Pincus walks through the world with a critical eye at every step, visualizing the angles he could capture and the fleeting moments of pictorial harmony he could preserve with the flash of a shutter.
Over the years Robert has taken thousands of pictures. Among this larger collection of images are shots he captured of Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. And Pincus, a self-described “world-traveler,” has plenty pictures beyond these great American leaders. He has also photographed foreign countries, such as India, Barbados, and France, along with other vivid cultural centers around the globe.
His work was even deemed “worthy of congratulations” by Philippe Halsman, the photographer who holds the record for most Life magazine cover pictures ever taken — a whopping 101, and who served as Pincus’s mentor in the 1970s. In spite of the praise, the Ridgefield resident remains humble.