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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.

 

Calming Sea by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Bird on a Limb by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Birds Outlier by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Beach Poetry by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Beach Comers by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Beach Comers by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Beach at Dawn by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jamaican Merry Go Round and Round by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Unlikely Trumpet Player by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Three Guys A Drumming by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Proud Jamaican Woman by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jamaican School Girls by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Salute Jamaica by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Children Sing For Jamaica by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jamaican Pride by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Red Seams by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Stilt Man Reflects by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Lone Stilt Jamaican Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Colorful Jamaican Stilt Walkers by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Peanut Man by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jamaican Merry Go Round by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Oceanliner Mini by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

MoBay Coastline by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

MoBay Blue by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Blue Boat on MoBay by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Savanna Undetered by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Savanna Smiles by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sierra Determined by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins Bonding by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Calm Ilana by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins Embraced by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Cousins Chillin by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Chase Fenced by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Webbed Up by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Yellow Flower Alone by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

White on Orange Flower by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Tree Treat Power Walk by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Tee Stand stand by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Spider Hanging Tough by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Spider Dancers by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Spider Blues by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Leafy Puzzle by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Pretty But Deadly Spider by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Leaves of Fall by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Leaves in a Circle by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Leaf Wrapped in Red by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Leafy Allure by AUDREY ROBILLARD