Robb McDonough is a documentary photographer and illustrator based in St. Helena, California. Born in Atlanta, he moved with his family to the Napa Valley in 1980. Since then, he has focused his lens on various aspects of the wine industry. In particular, his work documenting planting, pruning, harvest, and processing exposes the proud and unheralded reality of vineyard labor.
Robb often journeys across California for investigations into the true character of the golden state. Self-taught as an artist, his pursuit of authenticity is inspired by artists such as William Eggleston, Robert Frank, and Erwin Elliot. Shooting with his medium format Mayima cameras, he regularly returns to locations such as the Sacramento Delta and weekend flea markets to record indelible images of daily life.
Robb’s work has been featured in several publications including edible Magazine, Decanter, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, and in newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Napa Valley Register. His work has also been displayed at Erin Martin Design and Mumm Napa Valley.