About Royscapes

Sunlight Through The Beeches

My name is Roy Carr, the photographer behind Royscapes.Com.

For the last 30 years I have been making photographs. They are a celebration of my love of the outdoors. I have walked throughout my life into some of the wild places of Britain and beyond. I have climbed and cycled for much of it too, including my big adventure – a solo cycle ride from Cardiff to the south of Morocco, a journey of 4,500 miles.

In my photographs I try to communicate my emotional connection to the wonderful views before me and my joy of being there. I would like to share this with you.

My approach is slow and deliberate. Composition is key and I will spend hours waiting for the light, often returning to the same place until I find what I am looking for. These return journeys give me the opportunity to portray the same place at different times of the year, in different weather and light.

I also love the way that photographs can tell a story so I have also turned my attention to documentary photography, starting with my project A Year In Their Livesa study of sheep farming in south Wales (see my separate page devoted entirely to this.) Watch out for more!

To give you a further insight, here is a  link to an online Exhibition of my work, curated by the Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare, called The Healing Hand of Nature. This features an opening written piece which articulates my connection to the places I photograph: Roy Carr: The Healing Hand of Nature - Cynon Valley Museum Trust