Bob Newman

Bob Newman (born Norbert Pomiecko on April 16, 1972, in Szczecin Poland) is a photographer and digital creative, based in Sydney.

Early Life

His 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 atheist. In 2005 he became a vegan. In 2018 he rediscovered more of his ancestry via 23andme and connecting the dots from family stories.

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, computer programming and science fiction.


After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree (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.