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Roger Voller

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Michéla Griffith

My images combine an early love of drawing and painting with a long-standing passion for photographing the landscape. An important part of my portfolio continues to be about the interaction between water and light in, but I’m also experimenting with movement on land and even my own progress on foot through the landscape. Website

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Roger Voller

Landscape photographer enthusiast based in Hampshire, England. I enjoy exploring my local areas and taking pictures for the love of it. There is always something around the corner.

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Many of us had to put aside our early enthusiasm for art and follow a more sensible career path; often we never really questioned this or considered if there was an alternative - it was just the ‘done’ thing. For a few, photography may be about gear and technique; for many, it is an escape from day to day responsibility and the experience is as important as the resultant images; but increasingly its importance is as an outlet for our frustrated creativity.

Would you like to tell readers a little about yourself – your education, early interests and career?

My favourite subject at school was art as I love being creative for the sake of it, and used to draw and paint after school. Childhood holidays involved being immersed in the great outdoors going to places such as the Lake District, Snowdonia, West Country, as well as my local countryside in the Hampshire Downs; my parents are keen outdoor walkers come rain, wind or shine and this seeded my passion for being outdoors. When I left school I didn't really see art as a working career so took on engineering, as it was still practical but it is technically demanding in the field I am in (of highly precision production work for the aerospace and oil industry). In adulthood I continued to have an interest in art, painting as a hobby, whilst outdoor walking turned into mountain biking to provide my outdoor fix.

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How did your relationship with the camera start, and how much time are you now able to devote to photography?

It really started when my neighbour showed off his new toy, an entry level DSLR Nikon D3100 with the kit lens. I was allowed to borrow it for a few hours in program mode of course which led me to buy the same model so I could have a proper play. To justify purchasing what felt like a beast at the time compared to my previous basic compact set in auto mode, I took on a much more considered approach to taking pictures, trying to improve myself every time and utilising its functions. Since I have a background interest in visual art and the natural environment it just fell into place that I could channel those two passions into one through landscape photography, combining both is my core motivation and enjoyment and my appreciation of the art in the landscape really kick-started with the camera. I quickly found having the opportunity to be outdoors and creative as well, and then having the anticipation of going back home to discover what I have taken, greatly appealing. 



  • Andrew Herbert

    Beautiful set of images Roger and well done on the interview

    • Thanks, I enjoyed reflecting on my work to answer the questions.

  • A lovely set of images there, Roger. I certainly enjoy the misty woodland images but those rolling hills make a beautiful landscape.

    On a side note for Tim – The lightbox is set to fit to the screen size rather than the image size, so the image quality is badly affected on a larger screen.

    • Thanks Simon, it’s surprising how much this tiny country offers even in Hampshire. Btw I really enjoy your videos, keep up the good work!

      • Thank you very much, Roger! Very kind of you :) You too!

  • A superb set of images and an approach after my own heart. A favourite article. Thanks to both Michela and Roger.

    • Thanks very much Mark, I really enjoy your independent approach and one of my big inspirations.

  • LJM1985

    Superb stuff Roger, I’ve been following you for quite a while now and always enjoy your work. This series of images is particularly great. Keep up the good work. Regards, Louis Murphy

  • Joe Rainbow

    Excellent work and a great outlook! Superb shots Roger.

    • Thanks Joe, I enjoyed putting my thoughts on ‘paper’ it’s a good exercise.

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