Staff photographer/videographer Robby Brown comes to the company with a wide variety of experience.
He took his first video production class in high school because he heard it would be an easy A. After his first project, he immediately fell in love with the field and knew it was what he wanted to do the rest of his life.
After high school, he attended community college in Tulsa, learning as much about production and design as he could to get his foot in the door in the real world. The work included joining a documentary crew filming in Africa, which led to an internship at a local news station where he was offered a job after his first week. That work eventually led him into photography, motion and graphic design, and running his own production company for the past four years before joining Sundt.
What will you be doing for Sundt?
I get to visit jobsites to capture the action in photo and video. Document the projects and really bring out the artistry in these builds. There are also a lot of internal projects to take on.
How did your first visit to a Sundt jobsite go?
It went great. It was exciting. I really enjoyed being able to view the process up close with an artistic eye and capture the drama and excitement. I think I actually yelled, “NO WAAAAY!” the first time I saw the massive drill in action. Luckily the sound drowned me out … I hope.
How has the adjustment been going from running your own business to working for Sundt?
It’s definitely different but great. Everybody has been wonderful, inviting and extremely helpful. I’m getting used to the multitude of e-mails, joining meetings and the general flow of a new environment. Not only is working with such a great team for such a historic company a new and welcomed experience, but I’m thrilled that I get to travel to the sites and see our work up close. Although I do miss having my dog around while I edit.
Did you think early in your career that eventually you would be using your skills working for a construction company?
Never even considered it. I’m the opposite of handy, and the thought of me being involved at any capacity with a construction company was laughable. But I am glad to be in this industry.
Besides photography, what’s your favorite hobby?
I’ve recently gotten into wood carving and burning. While I’m still in the beginner stages, cutting, carving, burning and etching the wood is all really relaxing and the end product is satisfying.