Robert Andy Coombs
Coombs grew up in Michigan’s majestic Upper Peninsula where he spent his childhood roaming the great outdoors. He started photographing his walkabouts in middle school and moved on to portraiture in high school.
Coombs received a scholarship to Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. During his third year in undergrad, Coombs’ sustained a spinal cord injury due to a gymnastics training accident. After a year of recovery, he returned to KCAD and received his BFA in photography in 2013. Coombs’ photography explores the intersections of disability and sexuality. Themes of relationships, caregiving, fetish, and sex are depicted and explored throughout.
Coombs graduated from the Yale School of Art amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently residing in sunny Miami Florida.
Pride Photo Award
Pride Photo Award 2022