Professional Photographer, based in Detroit, MI.
Case Credit Union
Everyday with Rachael Ray
Ford Motor Company
Harvest Music & Sound Design
J. Walter Thompson
Jules Anna Jones
McCormick & Schmick's
New Center Council
Oakwood Healthcare Systems
Real Detroit Weekly
Rob Wood & Associates
Roofing Contractor Magazine
Ruby & Associates
Founder of EXPOSURE.Detroit
I also sing TV and radio ads, and am formerly the lead singer of My Brother's Keeper.
- Shutter Photo @ Flickr 11,298 photos, 306 members
- Flickr CPR 6,289 photos, 572 members
- Flickr Photoshop Professional 23 photos, 157 members
- Elite Street Photography 858 photos, 2,708 members
- Project Weather 106,533 photos, 31,413 members
- Exposure.Detroit at The Woodbridge Pub 7 photos, 22 members
- Pakistani Weddings 321 photos, 273 members
- THE BOLD (read the rules/1 post - 3 comments) 145 photos, 121 members
- Project: Nineteen 80's. 679 photos, 116 members
- Strobist.com 582,061 photos, 116,118 members
- Brush Park, Detroit 2,168 photos, 81 members
- Wedding photographer in the world 50,353 photos, 6,316 members
- BestOfDetroit 2,940 photos, 99 members
- Digital Harinezumi デジタルハリネズミ 14,563 photos, 1,478 members
- A Brighter Detroit 2,375 photos, 132 members
- Gitzo: Focus on Forever | Official Flickr Group 5,585 photos, 842 members
- Fire, Rescue, Emergency and EMS HiQ 7,012 photos, 231 members
- ★★★Shutter Bug - Tips & Tricks★★★ 1,142,534 photos, 23,968 members
- Serious Elite Photos (Invite Only) 537 photos, 488 members
- Nikonaward.com! Invited photos only, please award 3!! 4,604 photos, 1,058 members
- Super Photographer (Post1 -Award 5) 285,865 photos, 16,966 members
- Share Your Best With The World 118,775 photos, 5,023 members
- flickr one million club (GROUP NOW CLOSED) 119 photos, 84 members
- 400+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 477 photos, 441 members
- Aviation 308,960 photos, 10,363 members
- Airplanes and Airports 386,211 photos, 9,518 members
- Military Aviation Photography 131,925 photos, 6,607 members
- Your VERY BEST ever / Invite Only 4,866 photos, 1,288 members
- The Machines.. (Post 1 - Award 2) 22,923 photos, 1,363 members
- NHL Arenas 3,436 photos, 461 members
- Create for the Cup 42 photos, 22 members
- Foggia e dintorni 7,787 photos, 775 members
- Cafe Elite 67,655 photos, 3,802 members
- High Fidelity Photo Art 54,565 photos, 3,270 members
- Concrete Jungles 22,858 photos, 1,429 members
- Signs of Detroit 1,254 photos, 203 members
- Mail Pouch Barns and Barn Art 1,407 photos, 209 members
- XposurePro Community 1,335 photos, 130 members
- DETROIT DIGITAL 9,241 photos, 307 members
- The Gallery Of Fine Photography [No frames/signatures] 44,851 photos, 5,380 members
- Christmas lights of the world 11,622 photos, 1,788 members
- EXPOSURE.Detroit GC Hospital 37 photos, 511 members
- Inspirational Photography 147,882 photos, 8,545 members
- Travel beyond words 13,543 photos, 971 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 264,220 photos, 17,362 members
- Old Time Hockey 234 photos, 33 members
- Nikon CLS 25,581 photos, 7,922 members
- Flickr Diamond - Invited Photos ONLY 114,759 photos, 21,901 members
- album cover art 7,608 photos, 1,038 members
- catching creativity 125 photos, 53 members
"as the Founder of Exposure.Detroit Bobby has given 100 times more than hes received...wait...well, you know what I mean. He proves that you get out what you put in day after day and has opened the world of photography up to many people that want this creative outlet but normally wouldn't have the opportunity.
Bobby is a World Class Professional Photgrapher
watch and learn from the expert"
13th February, 2009
Ross Sandelius says:
"A mentor, an inspiration, AMAZING! Family members can affirm these character traits as fact, but when a man can inspire these descriptions in everyone he meets it is something to behold. Bobby is one of those people whose hard work and tireless dedication makes you want to be a better photographer... and more.
I could gush on and on about how amazing Bobby is, but seeing his work will do that on it's own. I'll just say that as a photographer, Bobby amazes you. As a person, he will inspire you. And as a friend... he will never let you down.
You rawk, buddy!"
4th December, 2008
Jeff Milton says:
"Bobby is a talented photographer who is very willing to share his gifts with other's learning the ropes. His passion for photography is contagious. Thanks for being the force behind Exposure Detroit."
3rd April, 2008
"Bobby Alcott. So many words 2 say about him in so few sentences (let alone the lack of time). Photgrapher, musician, down to earth at that. His talents are BEYOND definition. I've only known him for the better part of this past year though I feel like I've known him way longer. How he nails his subjects-including his self-portraits-is just right from dimension to dimension, from perspective to perspective. Like I've said about Paul Hitz and Stephen Boyle, Alcott also is to the lens what Rivera and Pollock were to canvas. They share so much in common; passion, grace, and split second shooting that just as vivid and as sharp as a southpaw boxer with lightning fast right hook, and when his opponent least expects it, he throws in that mean left hook! That's Bobby Alcott in a nutshell. You'll never know when, where, or even HOW he'll get one [picture, that is] in, but when he shares it with the world wide web, it's laid out for ALL to see in amazement. No disappointments from this guy. He ROCKS!"
11th February, 2008
"As a photographer, Bobby has an amazing eye. His beautiful compositions seem simple at first glance, until you actually sit back and take in everything there is within each shot. You can actually see how much work goes into making things look effortless. His mastery of lighting befuddles the mind. Many of his photograph's defy the adage "a picture is worth a thousand words", trading at a much higher premium.
As a man, if more people were like him, the world would be better place. Within moments of meeting him, you can sense a pure heart with the truest of intentions. He'll capture your interests with tales from around the globe, all the while having a genuine interest in your professional development. You'd be hardpressed to find a more selfless person."
21st November, 2007
"UrbanTiki (BKA Bobby Alcott Photography) takes some really spectacular pictures of different events. I enjoy looking at them. Great Job! *thumbs up)"
17th August, 2007
"If I only have 2 minutes to look at my contacts photos on flickr, UrbanTiki gets my time.
12th January, 2007
Buzz Click Photography says:
"I have testimonial-envy when I read UT's page, but I thought I'd add mine anyway. On the eve of his big solo show for the EXPOSURE.Detroit group, let me lay the compliments on thick to a man who has truly earned it with his Nikon in hand. There are some amazing photographers on Flickr whose work constantly reminds me of how much I still need to learn. However, there aren't a lot of people whom I would call "an inspiration" ...but Bobby is one of them. He is never afraid to experiment and have fun doing it. Bobby's acute sense of style and beauty is evident in his photo stream. He has an unbelievable knack for catching the beauty in the everyday as well as the strange. Some of his photos creep up on you slowly while others hit you right in the stomach. His amazing photographs push me to try harder and his friendship and mentorship has literally pulled me back into my love for photography at a time when I was not slowing down to enjoy the beautiful details of life. He has been instrumental in helping me take the leap into serious photography, and for that I cannot thank him enough!
That said, it was only natural that our wives introduce us to each other because Bobby and I also mirror each other in our political, creative, and family life. He's not only a great "pixel composer," but a great man."
17th August, 2006
joey kennedy says:
"Bobby just might be the coolest person i have met on flickr. I find myself showing people his page more than mine. He produces images that suggest a perfect world. The image, Our shadows taller than our Souls, is my favorite image on flickr currently. Bobby goes out of his way to support Exposure in Pittsburgh, and is now bring Exposure to the Detroit area. I am pretty sad i can not make his show but i know it will be brilliant! It has been awesome getting to know you Bobby and i sooo look forward to the future!"
12th August, 2006
Ted Fines says:
"Bobby's a good craftsman of his trade, but more importantly, a good guy."
7th July, 2006
"What can be said about Urban Tiki that hasn't already been said? He is a great photographer, a talented musician, a skilled hockey player, a devoted husband, a loving father and a loyal friend. All of which he has captured in his photography.
The most dedicated and obsessed photographer I know, UT is constantly taking his photography to the next level. And he's more than willing to help those around him."
12th June, 2006
"~There is no finer person I've had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with via Flickr than Bobby...he is simply one helluva person, someone who cares deeply about people, his passion for photography and the friendships that ties us all together...I've also had the pleasure of meeting his beautiful wife and incredible daughter and when I saw Bobby look at them when we were all together here in Pittsburgh and smile the way he did I knew how important family was in his life, how he oozes respect and compassion for everyone in his life...As for hhis photography, well, Bobby has been an inspiration. Now as he prepares to take his "game" to the next level I can only hope that one day I have the opportunity to work along side of him one day...Here's to you Bobby, your presence and friendship has added so much value and depth to my own life, I thank you for being a friend, being the person you are...~"
29th March, 2006
Art Ascii says:
"Bobby is a man with a strong sense of social justice and a real love of life. His talent is more incredible than the Incredible Hulk (whom on occasions he shows a remarkable similiarity to). I'm bouled over by his great portraits of his loving family, by his superb photojournalistic endeavours with the Fire Service, highly colourful abstracts, artistically interpreted architecture and sensational shots of civil demonstrations.
His stream lifts me higher than the Kite surfer it features!
Great bloke and a great eye for the shot.
24th December, 2005
"You know whats funny about a 30something man finding photography after having a sucessful carrer and life. Not one thing.
Amazing and Inspiring are the two least trite words I can use to describe the photography found within this page."
22nd August, 2005
O Caritas says:
"For several months, this testimonial has been incubating... As I have tried to connect words with what I feel towards Bobby, I've come to the realization that trying to write something that hasn't been already written (i.e., the other testimonials on this page) is virtually impossible.
I've met Bobby exactly once (as of 15 July 2005) and that meeting secured for me the notion that Bobby is the real deal.
This world could really use a couple more billion people like Bobby."
15th July, 2005
"Why the hell didn't I write this earlier?
There is hardly a word or phrase that can accurately describe Bobby as well as "awesome." His pictures speak for themselves. They are deep, thoughtful, nostalgic, and ultimately beautiful. And by browsing his photostream you may be able to surmise my next assertion: Bobby is an amazing person. There really is no other way to put it. I have never met (although the "in person" part is yet to be realized, but don't worry, it will) a person with such a passion for the good parts of life. If there's one thing that I have learned from Bobby it is that life may be full of disgusting politics, ugly confrontations, depressing and detrimental circumstances, but despite this, there is a reason to look outside and say to yourself "life is good." Bobby seems to treat life as if he were singing a really good song. It's going to end sometime, but while you can, you might as well soak it up and record yourself doing it."
11th July, 2005
Stewart Leiwakabessy says:
"I am a fan of Urban Tiki's photo's, for the simple fact that he depicts simple things in a simple way, which makes his photo's simply great!"
28th June, 2005
"When I first saw Bobby's shots of Detroit, they were moving, powerful and melancholy. The shots seem to speak to the beauty and tragedy that is Detroit: once the center of empire, now a city trying to figure out what its future is. Not too much commentary was provided, and I wondered what kind of guy he was... bitter former auto worker? Inner-city tough?
Then he posted pics of his wife and little girl and it was clear he was a big-hearted loving dad and husband who is able to see beauty in many things. He captures great moments, whether his beautiful daughter laughing or a homeless person in abject despair. In either case, the pics are always interesting, frequently moving and very well-shot.
I'm always looking forward to his postings. Keep on shootin', bro!"
1st May, 2005
"That child just outside your window, squealing with delight, while pushed on the swing set by a parent, this is Urbantiki’s photostream. One life imposing itself upon another. One life capturing the inexplicable aesthetic, the secret charm and previously discarded immortality of the world around, capturing the good, the bad and the not necessarily ugly. One life revealing certain social truths in regards to existence. There is still some life left in that decrepit, isolated old building too early lain to rest. There is still life in a solitary man, devoid of all earthly possessions, forced to roam the streets in search of sustenance. There is still life in the antiquated, the dilapidated, the forgotten.
There is a light in his daughter’s eyes that can only be explained after prolonged exposure to Bobby’s photography. That same light which graces his daughter’s classic face shines right through his lens; inspired, optimistic, puerile wonder at the world around yet to be explored and prematurely deemed inaccessible. Bobby’s photostream outlines a life lived well, but more importantly, it possesses life.
Oh yeah…and he’s a kick ass vocalist!"
18th April, 2005
"UT is one of the most amazing people I haven't met. Yet. :)
I have the most respect for someone when they stand up for what they believe in - regardless of whether I agree or not - and Bobby has certainly earned my respect.
Going through his photostream is quite possibly what makes my day! Whether it's a shot of his wonderful family or a shot of dowtown Detroit, the man is a genius. He captures everyday scenes with an eye no else can come close to. He's definitely contact-worthy. :)"
13th April, 2005
slight clutter says:
"Bobby is the consummate storyteller. He brilliantly weaves uncompromising narrative in with his oftentimes poignant, oftentimes humorous, and always interesting photographs in order to not only paint a picture of his world, but also to invite a certain level of personal activism on the part of his audience. His evocative photos capture a world that would otherwise go unseen, even to those who traverse its boundaries on a daily basis.
Bobby is a vital integrant to the Flickr community. He feeds us with his encouraging words, his unbounded optimism, and his wicked sense of humor. He quenches our thirst for substance and satiates our hunger for art. He shares with us. He stays involved. He is present. Bobby IS the mayor of Flickrville, and we should all be thankful for his service."
2nd April, 2005
- Bobby Alcott
- January 2005
- Detroit, US
- I am:
- Photographer & Commercial Vocalist
- Bobby Alcott Weddings