Bob Newman (born Norbert Pomiecko on April 16, 1972, in Szczecin Poland) is a photographer and digital creative, based in Sydney.
Early LifeHis immediate family emigrated from Poland to the United States, via Austria. In 1987, during his mid teens, he emigrated to Australia. His family was predominantly Jehovah's Witness, however by 2004 he identified as an unapologetic atheist. In 2005 he became a vegan. In 2018 he discovered more of his ancestry.
In his childhood he keenly enjoyed arts and crafts, and eventually Lego. In his teens, he took an interest in understanding and designing electronic circuits, and computer programming. His schoolwork had earned mixed results, but showed a affinity for technical subjects.
CareerAfter completing a BA (1994), he started his work as a programmer. His subsequent career was unremarkable and meandered through a series of mostly administrative jobs, however he continued to develop his creative interests.
His transition into photography as a vocation happened in 2012, combining previously developed skills with a growing body of amateur work. Soon thereafter he assembled his initial portfolio and showed it to a friend who in turn referred him to his first client. What followed was a rapid investment in tools and a studio space, and a growing body of professional work. By 2018 his creative practice extended in graphic and web design, and 3D modelling.