Cactus GloryRoger Brownsey
Collection: In Bloom
480 x 380mm
image copyright R.Brownsey
A retired pharmacist, resident in Tokoroa, Roger has a lifelong interest in the art of photography. Beginning with colour slides in the 1960’s, then to the ‘colour’ darkroom in the 1970’s. His application to photography is that of a ‘printmaker’, principally colour prints, but occasionally monochrome.
In 2001 he moved from film and chemistry as his medium, to the then new era of ‘digital photography’. The advent of pixels and computing, in his opinion, have given photographers a greater freedom to revisit their compositions, than was ever previously available to them.
Roger has always been involved in the ‘camera club’ movement at local and National level both as an exhibitor of his photography and as an administrator. In 1996 he was awarded Honorary Life Membership to the Photographic Society of New Zealand. In 1997 he was awarded his Fellowship for a portfolio of Landscape Prints.
Major influences to his photography come from the ‘impressionist’ painters, however, Roger attributes his appreciation of visual design to the Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson.
Roger particularly enjoys ‘action’ and ‘landscape’ photography, but with an awareness of light in our lives he has the hope that he will visualize a composition irrespective of its subject matter.