When someone asks what it is about photography that I love, my answer is that imagery provides me the ability to transmit a feeling.

I began shooting at the age of 19, taking every photography class the local college offered…twice. Right from those early years, I was drawn to primarily capture scenes of nature and a mix of the sky and land (what I call Skycapes).

And over the last 30 years of providing corporate imagery, event coverage & pro sports assignments, may favorite subject to capture is the creation that the creator created. A scripture that undergirds my love of the medium of photography is Psalm 19:1 “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.” In other words, my vocation allows me (through my imagery) to say ‘look’! Look at the majesty of God’s handiwork! And at its highest level, all I am really doing is making art of God’s art…which is a lot.

Whatever can be known about God is clear, since he himself made it so. Since the creation of the world, the invisible realities, God’s eternal power and divinity, have become visible, recognized through the things he has made. – Romans 1:20 

My History


After many years as a traditional photographer, I lost my wife to cancer. I then began seeking out sunsets and skyscapes to contemplate and photograph. This hillside cross became my secret place, my hiding place for a few years.


I began to spend time alone with the solitary cross on that empty hill, which became my place of solace and artistic expression. About a year into creating the collection, the ground was broken ahead of the construction of the Valley Christian School campus.


After shooting the cross for a few years, I toured a gallery show and published a book titled What the Cross Means to Me by Harvest House Publishing. My newest book, Views of Calvary is set to release in the fall of 2022.


I apply my cross on a wide variety of products, including wall decor, banners, posters, calendars, bookmarks as well both greeting cards and prayer cards. You can learn more about licensing options of these cross images at

Rob E. Holt
Rob E. Holt Photography