Tuesday, December 14, 2010

To each her OWN

I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize how lucky I have been in my career. Especially when I am shooting the radiant Oprah Winfrey while she was filming "Master Class" for OWN preview.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Oprah Winfrey Show"

I had the privilege of working with Oprah again. Shooting an interview with Katherine Jackson, mother of the late king of pop Michael Jackson, in which Jackson reflects on the life of her son from his childhood superstardom to recounting the day he passed away. The interview will air on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" sometime in November.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

Nikon Photo Contest International has a history of almost 40 years and attracts entries (there is still time to enter) from all over the world. In response to the cross-cultural nature of the competition, professionals working internationally in various photographic fields have been appointed as judges. Such judges have also been chosen for their familiarity with digital photography and their keen awareness of changing photographic trends.

I have been invited to be a judge the Nikon Photo Contest, invitation by Nikon, Inc.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yes I Did!

I had the honor of being requested to photograph President Barack Obama at a private home in Seattle at a campaign fund raiser.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Ruby, 97, of Seattle, WA, sweeps in front of her cottage and neighbor's cottages on any given sunny day in Seattle, WA. She says she does so because she thinks it keeps the property values up, but mostly because she "Loves to Sweep."

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My many lenses

The many lenses of Robin Layton by Lonnie Lardner.

Video from opening night Los Angeles show

Monday, May 10, 2010

LA Times Article on Robin Layton WORKS photography/art exhibit in Los Angeles

Robin Layton's first solo show in L.A.

Photographer Robin Layton, left, with "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman at the opening of Layton's first solo show in L.A. Credit: Jayson Mellom

At an art show in West Hollywood on Thursday evening, "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman embraced the star of the hour, Robin Layton; looked around the gallery; and went shopping.

Layton, a Los Angeles photojournalist once declared one of the world's eight most talented photographers by Life magazine, combines gauzy art photography with rustic found objects she picks up at farms and flea markets around the country. And this is her first solo show here since moving to town seven years ago.

"I decided to follow my dream of marrying found objects with my fine art photography because I've been a hired gun for years," Layton said. "I thought, when is it going to be my turn?"

Along the way, Layton has photographed and befriended Hollywood celebs, who have gone on to collect her work, including such A-list arbiters of taste as Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Jessica Parker. Cruising the gallery at 8816 Melrose Ave. were Frances Fisher, Kathy Najimy, "True Blood's" Patricia Bethune and Thom Bierdz of "The Young and the Restless."

Having met through a mutual friend, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Huffman commissioned Layton to photograph her preparing for the Academy Awards a couple of years ago, "from getting ready to getting into the car," said Huffman, who compiled the pictures into a journal. "It's one of my most treasured books."

"I've been watching her and she came and photographed my children and my husband, [William H. Macy]," she continued. "She's a find. It's how she shoots -- it's the truth of the moment and yet it speaks volumes, and I think that's what real artists do.

"Their medium is the moment and they're catching the moment and how it extrapolates through to the human soul."

-- Irene Lacher


Getting up close and personal with a Hollywood legend.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Evening of Hope

A piece I created for donation to honor Tom Douglas and Jackie Cross for 13th annual "Evening of Hope." Held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel on Saturday, February 6, 2010, the annual fundraising dinner and gala auction will benefit The Market Foundation for the first time. This piece is called Market Musician.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Seattle Magazine Article on my art/photo exhibit

Robin Layton Works

Robin Layton Works - Seattle Art exhibit

John Levesque

John Levesque
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Arts and Culture

Gene Stout

Gene Stout
Pop Music Critic

Lookig through the archives

The Queen of Qatar walking towards me during the wedding ceremony of her son (prince of Qatar).

The King and Queen of Qatar saying "Thanks for taking good care of us" as I was about to leave after a week long shoot in their palace.

Covering the Cleveland Browns for the Cleveland Plain Dealer in my newspaper days.