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Audrey Robillard

AUDREY ROBILLARD

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Forty years ago, my journey as a photographer begun as a junior in high school while enrolled in an introduction to Journalism and Communications class. My Journalism teacher Ms. Alice Culpepper handed me a Polaroid point and shoot camera and sent me out to photograph random scenes around the school for the school newspaper and yearbook. Ms. Culpepper critiqued several of my pictures and encouraged me to continue practicing and developing my photography skills. She believed that I had a “good eye” and talent for photography. She further encouraged me to pursue Journalism and Communications in college. My goal was to study law; however, my Guidance Counselor discouraged me from pursuing a career in law. According to her, "that field was too hard for Blacks to have a successful career post college". I ultimately took my teacher's advice and studied Journalism and Communications in college including, how to develop black and white pictures. My journalism and communications experience in college evolved into a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting Communications from the University of Florida.

Unable to jump start a career in Broadcast Communications in South Florida, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Learning Technology/Education and later begun a career as an educator/Media Specialist. Again, I found a new love for taking pictures and my cameras lived in the trunk of my car. As a Media Specialist I was awarded several grants that allowed me to share my love of photography and videography with my students. I also took on the task of yearbook coordinator and through that medium was also able to teach my students some basic photography and journalism skills including how to develop black and white film. Several of my students have become successful photographers and videographers. One student went on to win a national photography contest of his pictures taken after Hurricane Andrew.
Over the past thirty years I have had the privilege of traveling to several countries around the world including England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, and Jamaica. A few of these countries I have visited more than once. While most of these destinations have been photographed repeatedly by others over the years, I believe that “good eye” that my high school teacher thought I had, makes my photos unique.

During the 80’s and early 90’s I was given a unique opportunity to be among a selected group of photographers who were hired by local South Florida reggae music producers to photograph Jamaican performers in local parks and night clubs. I was one of two women photographers who were granted access to various legendary or rising stars among the reggae artists. I was usually very successful in gaining access on stage to get close-up shots of the performers. I was a young paparazzi. At times I was the only photographer present at the shows. My passion for this medium is addictive. My cameras are my weapon of choice for capturing the soul and scenes of the world around me. My favorite cameras still shoots film; however, I am slowly evolving into the digital world. After thirty years working, I am now retired and have revisited my passion for photography. Once again, my cameras travel where ever I go.

 

March of the Pelicans by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Beek Fight by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Woman in deep thought by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Silent River by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Pelican of Tangalooma by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Playground Pals by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

I Got Your Back by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Isaac by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Isaac Blurred by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Isaac Puzzled by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Merry Go Round by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Baby and Bluebell by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Bubble Boy by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Fisher Boy by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Fishing Buddies by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Duckie by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Fisherman by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Butterfly Beauty by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins-2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Chase Chillin by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze Beauty-2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Big Blaze by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Baby Blaze by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze Chilling by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze Beauty by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Black Cat Cutie by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

My Blaze by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze-4 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze-6 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze-5 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze-3 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze-2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blaze Black Beauty by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Women By The Lake-3 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Women By The Lake-2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Women By The Lake by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

G.G's Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Weep No More by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

My Yellow Blanket by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Comforting Embrace by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sorrow and Comfort by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Safe in Nana's Arms by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Nana's Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Loving Ilana by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Love Sorrow Hope by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Isaac in the sand by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Love Thy Children by AUDREY ROBILLARD