René Robert in Antarctica

About René Robert

I am an outdoor photographer with more than 20 years of experience living in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France.

Throughout my career, I have been following explorers, alpinists, skiers and snowboarders. I have also worked for the press as well as on advertising and marketting material for well known brands.


I have been living in Chamonix for most of my life now. I have always been surrounded by mountains, ice and snow. My friends and myself have always been climbing, skiing and snowboarding.

When I chose photography as a career, people naturally asked me to accompany them. Living in Chamonix, I was lucky enough to meet a lot of great people that were at the top of their game in their disciplines. Some became really close friends over the years.

Through my pictures, I always try to do justice to those "artists", as I refer to them.


Part of my work is to be capable of following the people I have to photograph, which is not always as easy as it seems. While you don't have to be as good as them, it takes a fair amount of practice and a good physical condition to be able to drag your equipment along and to take good pictures, sometimes in very difficult conditions.

I am also aiming at capturing the beauty and majesty of the landscapes I am seeing. My job is to have a good eye, but I also like to think I can play a role as a privileged witness of the beauty of our planet. Don't tell anyone, but mountains and polar regions can make you borderline mystical sometimes.


Route des pélerins, 1207
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
BP 179