Robert Erving Potter III

‘Art for Life’s Sake’

About REP 3!

Robert Erving Potter III is the official photographer for Kiss Kiss Cabaret, and a founding Member of The Piccolo Theatre: an ensemble theatre company with foundation in Commedia dell’ Arte. Robert funds his creative endeavors as owner of a Photographic Art Studio that creates Theatrical Promotional Photographs for Press, Publicity, PR, Editorial & Advertising. Subjects include Dance, Art, Theatre, Fashion, and Film. Robert studied at Interlochen Arts Academy where he was trained in the visual art of photography, as well as theatrical improvisation.

The European phase of Robert’s education started in 1976 with the European Tour of the jazz band Weather Report where he was lighting director. He later returned to England to study Photography and Shakespeare at Cambridge University, where he was awarded life membership to both the Cambridge University Photographic Society and Thespian Society. Robert studied under George Strimbu at Valparaiso University where he received the Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts degree; graduating with honors and distinction. Robert went on to study at the International Center of Photography under Cornell Capa and at LIFE magazine with Alfred Eisenstaedt in New York City.
Robert serves the community on the Midwest board of directors of ASPP (the American Society of Picture Professionals). He is President emeritus of the Chicago Midwest chapter of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) an ethics based International Trade Association, held membership in the (APA) Advertising Photographers of America and (EP) Editorial Photographers both non-profit trade organizations dedicated to the business of photography, and is a member of the League of Chicago Theatres.

To see many of Robert’s images, visit his web site at:

“I want to spark an emotional experience in those who see the images we create together. And I want every student to recognize their own freedom and joy — to feel the strength and vitality of this moment. Photography changes the way you look at life forever.” – REP3