I realized long ago that my raison d’être was to chronicle and publish photos depicting the life and times that the Sixties inspired. It was meant to be, and photography became my vocation, my calling. Sometimes it’s alchemy, pure magic. Sometimes it all just comes together.” — Robert Altman
Robert Altman has recently served as Webmaster for the Center of Electronic Art in San Francisco, The Summer of Love 30th Anniversary Celebration as well as publishing his own award winning personal Website. His online photographic gallery has been included in the winners circle of PC Computing Magazine’s Annual “Best Internet Sites.”
Mr. Altman has been professional photographer for many years- first as a photojournalist (chief photographer, Rolling Stone Magazine) and for several decades headed his own commercial studio in San Francisco specializing in fashion photography as well as being a television producer/director for KEMO-TV. He now actively pursues digital photography and publishes a words and pictures column on the World Wide Web.
Robert currently teaches Introduction and Advanced Multimedia Authoring on the World Wide Web for The Center of Electronic Art; The UC Berkeley Extension; San Francisco State University and the Photo Metro Digital Workshop. He has served as a guest lecturer for The National Conference of Educators and at the Non-Profit Program Directors “Meet the Future” Conference at the Museum for Modern Art. He holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the City University of New York (Hunter College) where he served as President of his class.
The Sixties by Robert Altman
The Sixties brings together a collection of photographs of the people, events, culture, rock and roll stars, writers, political figures, and other iconic individuals and celebrities who made the sixties the most influential decade of the twentieth century.
The Sixties tells the story of that particularly colorful generation with the affection and devotion of someone who has experienced the revolution firsthand. Robert Altman’s captivating photographs bring immense power to both quiet, intimate moments and scenes of thunderous anarchy alike.
With cover shots of Tina Turner, David Crosby, and Keith Richards for Rolling Stone and various other outlets, he captured, with a clear and sympathetic eye, the people, the events and the emotions of the Sixties.”— Ben Fong-Torres, Former Senior Editor (1969-1981), Rolling Stone
I just spent an incredible hour with Robert Altman. His photographs just blew my mind. I think he captured today the way Steichen captured yesterday.— Peter Max, Artist