Born in West Virginia, Grew up in Illinois; Lives & Naps in Belen, NM with his wife Debra, plus two dogs and a couple of free-range chickens. 


2010    Looking Back: The Unique Architecture of New Mexico; The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts

2013-2014    Vernacular Architecture of New Mexico; The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

2016    New Mexico Vernacular: Architectural Portraits; The Roswell Museum and Art Center



The Albuquerque Journal, "Little Shops of                    History" by Adrian Gomez

New Mexico Magazine, “Diamonds in the Rough,”

      by Kate Nelson;  November, 2013 issue

Rio Grande Sun, “Robert Christensen: Vernacular

      Architecture,” by Robert Eckert; 11/07/2013

Museum Times, NM History Museum, June-July


Valencia County News-Bulletin, “Snapshots in

      Time,” September 22, 2010

New Mexico Photographer, Spring, 2000

New Mexico Magazine, “NM Monuments” by

      Steve Larese; January, 2000

Conceptions Southwest, publication of UNM, Fall

      1998 and Spring 1999

Weekly Alibi, Winter Arts Photography Contest,

      1st Place in 2 categories, 1996

Best of Photography Annual, Photographers’

      Forum Magazine, 1995


NEW MEXICO VERNACULAR: Artifacts of Enchantment, 70 photographs of often overlooked architecture in NM, Introduction by David Gustafson, PhD, published by Cedar Spring Press, 2019.


Broadcast Media

KNME-TV  Albuquerque ¡COLORES! , November 01, 2013

KOB-TV  Albuquerque, News segment, February 25, 2014

PBS NewsHour, November 04, 2014, broadcast in all major national markets.


NM Museum of History, Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, Santa Fe, NM

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Permanent Art Collection

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Permanent Art Collection