I was born and raised by the South West Atlantic coast in Europe, where I took my first photo with an Agfamatic 110 when I was 12. The camera became since then, my only inseparable object.
After 13 years working in large private sector organisations and more recently managing the will of the four corners of our world, I seek to contribute to a more humanly sustainable development.
Inspired by the kindness of strangers, the natural beauty of our planet, and the footprint of the people making our world, a place for everyone to live better.
After attending the International Center of Photography in NY, produced the first documentary work named Forgotten, which has been awarded with the bronze prize of the Px3 2014 Paris Photography Awards.
Currently living in Switzerland, where I met my wife, I am available for international assignments.
Although Bob Bateman's house had full flood insurance, repairs were not completed.
"The mortgage company sends the money to the contractor, the contractor got 43 thousand dollars and probably didn't do 15 over the work."
Now, during the frequent storms, water gets inside through the windows. Local volunteers have been helping rebuilding what mortgage and insurance companies left behind.
Bob Bateman, 64-years-old. Fisherman for over 30 years.
"I used to have 20 people working in the yard, 3 boats crabbing on my own and 30 boats selling coming (...) now nothin'..."