101 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017
Dec 10, 1956 - Oct 29, 2017
Robert L. Kirk, Jr., 60, died suddenly, but peacefully, at his home in Winston-Salem on October 29th. Robert was born December 10th, 1956 in Kinston, NC. His mother was the late Laura Harvey Weyher of New York City and Kinston, and his father was the late Robert L. Kirk of Winston-Salem and Dobson.
Robert attended public school in Kinston until 1965 when, following his parents’ divorce, the family moved to New York City. He attended the Browning School and graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA. Robert attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon returning to New York afterwards, he pursued a career in photography, focusing primarily on fashion. His work appeared in many of the prominent publications of the time, including Harper’s Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily and W. Clients included Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Revlon. His career took him to the capitals of Europe where he shot for many of the top publications there.
Through his lifelong interest in music, he was acquainted with some of the top performers of the 80’s and 90’s. He toured with The Who as personal photographer and friend of lead guitarist, Pete Townshend. In 1999, Robert moved back to North Carolina, and established himself in Winston-Salem, where he continued his photography work. He founded Treehouse Mobile Studio, a recording and production company, and was responsible for producing recordings and videos for many of the leading artists and venues throughout the region. Recently, he was a valued associate of and Senior Systems Technician and Engineer at Schneider Audio Visual Systems, Inc.
Robert is survived by his brother, L. Harvey Kirk of Greensboro, NC, an aunt, Lane Harvey Montgomery of New York City, and many beloved cousins. Interment will be private.
A celebration of his life is planned for Sunday, December 17th, 4pm, at the Millennium Center, 101 W. 5th St., in Winston Salem.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
My deepest condolences and prayers for the family of Robert. May God bring you comfort and love in the days ahead. <3
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