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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.

 

#Yougofirst by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Calm Before The Storm by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Random Beach Beauty by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

I Got You by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

He Ain't Heavy He's My Cousin by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Don't Push It by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Bravery by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#Happy by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Annoying Big Brother by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins on the Sand by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jazz and Ilana in the Sand by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Myself and I by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Perfect Peace by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#Lookmom by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#Optismistic by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sexy Sue by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Father Daughter by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#Serenity by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Trinea Four by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Trinea Three by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Trinea Two by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Trinea One by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Amanda by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Palm Pattern by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Palm Pattern Two by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#PRIDE by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

#Harmony by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Gentle Flowers by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Clouds Yelling at Each Other by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Clouds Faces Off by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Roar With the Waves by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Designed by God's Hands by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Brother and Sister Sand Signing by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Building Trust by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jah Son Jamari by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Dancer Diva by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Uncaged by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Twenty One Birds In Harmony by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

JOYFUL ILANA by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Freedom by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Enduring by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Boy and the Ocean by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

To Glory by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

The Power of Perfection by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Fly With the Birds by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Florida Beach Day by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Defined by God by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Centered by AUDREY ROBILLARD