Rob Born is a travel and surf photographer based in Santa Cruz, California.  His work focuses on non-western cultures - exploring life, nature and the ingredients of happiness in less developed countries.  With his portraits, Rob is particularly drawn to capturing carefree moments and discovering people when they are in their element.  With his landscapes, he seeks out wide-open, untouched nature or the beauty of villages in raw settings.  In all of his work, Rob ventures off the more trafficked path, immersing himself in the people and cultures he photographs.