How would you describe your style of photography?
I really don’t have a style. I just love to tell stories through my pictures. My focus is to absorb the room, watch the people and create the perfect memory. I’m not the best photographer by a long stretch, but people are people and they work with who they like and feel comfortable [with].
Have you ever been discouraged?
My mistakes tend to discourage me but I get back up. A few years ago I had the opportunity to work with Rihanna for her perfume launch at Macy’s. I took on something that was way over my head; photographing and printing onsite. Hundreds of fans showed up to get photos with their favorite superstar and I almost ruined it. I accidentally deleted some of the images. At that moment I had to decide am I going to fold or am I going to do something to fix it? I chose to find a solution. The next day I went back to Macy’s with prints for all of the fans who didn’t get their photo. Handling your mistakes with honor allows you to keep moving.
What represents a great photograph to you?
I’m on the red carpet a lot here in LA and everyone gets the same shot with a few variations. … Point, shoot and avoid getting crushed by all the other cameras. Creativity at any capacity is exciting and to be a great photograph stimulates emotion.
Social media handle: @ItsRobinLori
One thing cool about you: I have a twin sister.
Favorite restaurant: Benihana
Favorite guilty pleasure: All you can eat salad bars.
Favorite artist on repeat: Kehlani