Roger developed his field and cinematography craft first as a speafisherman, and then as a camera assistant to BBC cameraman Justin Maguire, Didier Noirot and Doug Anderson. He has subsequently shot underwater sequences for Animal Planet/Discovery Networks, National Geographic, the BBC and John Downer Productions, and specialises in working with large charismatic animals such as sharks, whales, dolphins and nile crocodiles. To check Roger’s availability for an assignment, contact him via mobile, +27833972222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2009 Roger teamed up with Didier Noirot and the Foster Brothers/NHU Africa to co-produce and present a documentary about diving with Nile Crocodiles in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. “Into the Dragon’s Lair” premiered on Animal Plant in April 2010, and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 BLUE Oceans Film Festival in California. The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Emmy Awards. The sequel to this film, “Touching the Dragon”, premiered on the National Geographic Channel in July 2013 as part of the society’s 125 Aniversary Celebrations.
In addition to his camerawork, Roger is an experienced stills photographer. He has shot editorial travel stories for Conde Nast, British Airways Traveller, and Sport Diver Magazine, contributed images to National Geographic Traveller and the BBC Natural History Unit, and undertaken commercial assignments for South African Tourism. Roger’s interest lies in environmental reportage, with a strong bias to ocean and underwater related stories. To view more portfolios, click here…