Born 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, Skrobut grew up in Manhattan where he earned a Bachelor degree in Fine Art, and a Master of Library Science. While in the city he supported himself through Wall Street Corporate employment. Skrobut applied his creative talents to street photography in New York City. Skrobut says, "My photographs are a representation of that fast paced big city social life. I bulk-loaded and processed film in my apartment. Everything was manual." The experience of living framed his technique. Skrobut would simply observe the world around him and try to tell a story. Skrobut has been exhibiting his artwork in Pennsylvania Art Shows as early as 1998.