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,








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…











Environmental reportage. Photographic assignments that explore man’s relationship with the natural world. Countries worked in include South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Oman, Costa Rica and Tristan Da Cunha. To contact for a possible assignment, email


60 Days to Icarus

On the island of Malgas off the west coast of South Africa, cape gannet chicks have sixty days from the time they hatch to learn how to fly and to hunt for themselves. These images, shoot over a three week period in January 2007, document the critical three weeks leading up to their first attempts at flight,many of which end in death through attacks by fur seals or through drowning in the surf.


Sardine Run, South Africa

The sardine run occurs off the east coast of South Africa during the winter months of June and July, when huge shoals of sagax sardinops sardines move northwards towards the warmer waters of Durban in what is believed to be a spawning migration. Following them are thousands of predators, including shark, dolphins, gannets and bryde’s whales, all intent on taking advantage of the concentration of food. These images, which document the filming efforts of a BBC Natural History Unit team, were shot over three years between 2007 and 2009.


Shark Park, Aliwal Shoal

Aliwal Shoal, situated some sixty kilometers south of Durban on the east coast of South Africa, has a thriving population of blacktip and tiger sharks, which in turn attract divers interested in experiencing these animals underwater outside the protection of a cage. These images, shot primarily in 2007 and 2008 with Mark and Gail Adderson of Blue Wilderness, represent this interaction. Despite the presence of bait in the water to attract the sharks and to keep them in the area for viewing, no fatal attacks have occurred, highlighting the cautious nature of these apex predators.