Robert Flatt

In 2000, after discovering he had Parkinson’s disease, Flatt began pursuing what he calls his “crazy passion to become a photographer.” His disease has helped him to “slow down” to see the beauty in the wild and beautiful places to which he travels. He now has an urgency to “hurry up” and capture as much as he can photographically, while he still can. He loves highly saturated pictures that are full of color and with vibrant, surrealistic backgrounds. He enjoys using his camera and Photoshop to paint pictures of birds flying, bees buzzing, and dragonflies basking in the sun. Flatt’s photography is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and has been on display in a variety of venues, including Rice University, where he is an Adjunct Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business Administration. Flatt received his Bachelor of Arts and a Master degree in Electrical Engineering in 1970 from Rice University and his MBA from Harvard University in 1973. He and his wife Nancy live in Houston, Texas.