AUTUMN VINES, ORVIETO, UMBRIA ,ITALY

Sublime Landscapes by Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor began his photographic career at 15 years of age with a Fleet Street News Agency where he learned his trade over 14 years, covering News, Fashion and Sporting events.

In the 70’s he was with the Daily Telegraph, and in the 80’s assisted on the Financial Times during the Thatcher campaign, and after that remained on staff for a further 8 years. He then spent several years living in Italy where he indulged in his love of painting and worked on a freelance basis for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Independent, the Guardian and the Mail on Sunday.

On returning to the UK Roger was offered a week’s work at the Millennium Dome as part of a team of Associated Newspapers journalists, producing the Daily Dome newspaper. When the Daily Dome Newspaper closed, he was asked to stay on as press and publicity photographer for the remainder of 2000.

During his career Roger has had several exhibitions of his work notably one at St Paul’s Cathedral opened by the Queen Mother and another at the Connaught Centre in Hong Kong.

He now continues his photographic career on a freelance basis mainly with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

Here we take a specific look at his sublime landscapes taken predominantly around Italy. Showing the play of light and dark, shadows and reflections across vast swathes of ground Roger captures the brooding threat of an Italian landscape with genuine warmth and tenderness.

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