Roy Engelbrecht originally hails from Aruba, but moved to the United States in his youth. Raised in a Dutch family with many siblings, his upbringing makes him bi-lingual, speaking both Dutch and English. He received his BS (biology) and his MAT from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon receiving his degree, he went to teach biology and chemistry from 1972 to 1979.
And then Roy began his photography business.
Roy Engelbrecht Photography is a commercial photography studio specializing in studio work and architectural photography. It utilizes film and digital cameras. The film formats range from 35mm to 4x5 and 6x17, while digital equipment can provide up to 48 MB as single shots. The studio includes a 2500 square foot shooting area with cove. In-house facilities include dye sublimation printers, large format inkjet printers, CD burners, and conventional color prints from negatives up to 12"x18".
Since its conception, the 23-year-old company has grown in clients and impact, with business that has moved into regions beyond the three-rivers area. Roy's work has included Bayer Corp, Infinity Radio, Mannessmann-Demag, Westinghouse, Marriott, Sheraton Hotels, United States District Court, CoGo's, Allegheny Center Associates, TriArc Manufacturing, BJ Toys, Wendy's International, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, Magnet Communications, Rycon Construction, Cohen and Grigsby, Houseworks, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, among others.
Presently, Roy is President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers.) His studio is located in Pittsburgh's North Hills.