About

Rob Pleas (his last name is pronounced “place”) is a professional photographer and published author. He schooled with the New York Institute of Photography to complete the Professional Photography Course and started working professionally in 2010. His landscape work has been on display at several locations including the former Washington Imaging Services, LLC at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. Before moving into the realm of portraiture, Rob Pleas was known for his landscape photography. Though select photographs are available on this website, most are sold through galleries.

Please select from the links below to see more of his landscape work. (Note that these links will take you to the galleries that represent him.) Rob is pleased to continue his association with Visionlight Fine Art Gallery and Artaissance (www.artthatfits.com), a division of Larson-Juhl.

These galleries offer many more print sizes, options, and photograph choices than are available here. For example, prints purchased from Artaissance can be shipped to a gallery near you so that you can be part of the framing process. Prints from Visionlight include a Certificate of Authenticity and are signed with the artist’s signature.

To see Rob’s work at Visionlight, please follow this link:
www.visionlightgallery.com/pleas

To see Rob’s work at Artaissance, please follow this link:
www.artthatfits.com/art/Search.aspx?artist=6490311

A few of his accomplishments:

In 2010 he was offered space with Visionlight Gallery, a premier fine art gallery.
In 2014 he was offered gallery space with Artaissance, a division of Jarson-Juhl.
In 2015 he was hired by a New York based company as a “Lifestyle” photographer. This includes headshots and portraits.

Photographically speaking, he was greatly influenced by his Grandmother, who passed away just 10 days shy of her 99th birthday. She made her living as a portrait/wedding photographer in a small town. She retired in the early 80’s after a 40 year career. Her primary instructor, Floyd Lee of Floyd Lee Color Lab in Seattle, was still in the business when Rob was first learning from his Grandmother.

In 2010, Rob started his own product line which can be viewed at <ahref=”http://www.gimbaltripodhead.com”>www.gimbaltripodhead.com. His original GH-13 Gimbal Tripod Head was reviewed in the January 2012 issue of Shutterbug Magazine. In January 2015, his product was featured in a manufacturing magazine. Rob’s product line is now available at Glazer’s Camera in Seattle and B&H Photo.

“Changed Within, Reflections of a Journey”, Rob’s book, published in the summer of 2012. Shortly afterwards, a contract was acquired with Barnes and Noble. The book is available online and at select Barnes and Noble retail stores. The book includes several of Rob’s photographs with short, insightful stories about each subject using each photograph to create the unique stories.

Before Photography, Rob worked as a professional bass player for several years until a car accident ended his career. He was fortunate to have worked with many talented musicians including Darren Motamedy and Reuel Lubag. He played in several states across the U.S. (from Alaska to Maine!) and even played at Seattle’s premier club, Jazz Alley.