Roger was born in Yorkshire but has spent most of his life in Scotland. He has loved photography ever since purchasing an SLR camera as a child. He trained to be a Veterinary Surgeon at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in Dalbeattie for the last 30 years. He now works only part time as a vet, which has given him the opportunity to take his photography onto a much higher level.
He is a founder member of Galloway Photographic Collective whose aim is to promote the art of photography and make it more accessible to everyone in the form of workshops and exhibitions. It is also a meeting of minds and how sharing our different photographic methods and ideas encourages and drives each of us.
In this exhibition Roger is exemplifying some of his wildlife, landscape and portraiture in a more modern format. Our homes vary quite a lot and sometimes although we like an image its presentation infuences whether we would put it on our wall or not. Here Roger is presenting several images on modern aluminium panels. One image ‘Dawn over Carlingwark’ is presented in a more traditional way as a floating image in an oak frame.
If you like an image and feel it might look better in your home in a different way then this is easily achievable. Just ask.
Rogers other projects include 1000 Faces Scotland which involves photographing and filming people from all over Scotland and Infinite View which is an installation with hanging silk images, flying gannets, dramatic lighting, air movement and relaxing dreamy music.