Robert Cameron (1911--2009) was a famed American photographer and author of numerous books featuring aerial photographs of cities throughout the globe. Cameron's photographic career began in 1933 as a news photographer for the Des Moines Register. During World War II he worked for the War Department as a civilian photographer. After a stint in the New York City business world he migrated to San Francisco where he self-published his first ABOVE book in 1969. Since that time there have been 16 additional titles reaching a total of over three million copies in print.