Rob Silverstone worked for many years as a chef in Oxford, Copenhagen and Nice. He had a keen interest in healthy eating and became lecturer in food & nutrition at Brighton University. The lure of the stove proved too great and in 1994 he opened 'The Cook & Fiddle' on Brighton seafront, using fish from the local fishermen, Sussex High Weald cheeses and Cuckmere Valley wine. During one close season he discovered Rouen, and the gothic splendour of the city inspired a love of black and white photography.
In July 2003 his first exhibition was held at the Brighton Fisherman’s Gallery. 'Between Land and Sea', an evocation of the waterways of Normandy and Sussex.
In 2006 his images on the theme of 'Brighton Beach' were selected for the 'Photofolies Biennial' in the Loire.
His next project traced the construction of Le Pont Flaubert, the largest rising bridge in Europe. ‘Le Pont Flaubert - Work in Progress’ appeared at the Musée Maritime on the banks of the Seine in 2007.
The theme of industrial docklands continued at Worthing Museum in the summer of 2009, with 'On The Waterfront'. This was followed by 'Faces of Brighton' at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in 2011.
In 2013 an exhibition portraying the end of the brutal and unloved Palais du Congres was displayed at 'Thé Majuscule', just beneath the walls of Rouen cathedral.
In 2016, Rob won ‘Spurs Photographer of the Season’ for his picture of a beach hut flying the famous cockerel flag.
You can contact Rob by email - email@example.com