Roger Young was born in Johannesburg and grew up in KwaZulu Natal, graduating from UCT with a degree in sculpture. While working with moviemaker Barney van Rensburg he got his big break in photography.
“I love photographing people – picking up character – and I love landscapes. Shooting in black and white takes something from the real into something different; the photograph becomes an art form.”
Roger and his partner, costume designer Phyllis Midlane, live and work from their home and studios in Kruisrivier near Calitzdorp, where he also makes handcrafted bespoke furniture and runs photographic workshops.