Dobrowner received a camera from his father when he was in his late teens. He enjoyed playing around with it for many years until he moved away from home. In 2005 he picked up a camera again at the encouragement of his wife. He began showing his work in 2007. He credits Minor White and Ansel Adams as his great influences. He works digitally.
His current series Tropospheres (referring to the lowest portion of the earth’s atmosphere) is done in in black and white, some work appears to be infrared due to the dark sky. The way he describes his process seems almost spiritual.
"Whenever I shoot a ‘quality’ image, I know it. At those moments things are quiet, seem simple again – and I obtain a respect and reverence for the world that is hard to communicate through words. For me those moments happen when the exterior environment and my interior world combine. Hopefully the images presented help communicate what is visualized during those times." - Dobrowner.