About Roddy

I’m a freelance creative, based in Inverness in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, but working on a range of projects, in a range of places.

I first picked up a camera back in 1997, and when living in London about five years later my addiction to the captured image really took off. A few years later I graduated with Merit from Glasgow Metropolitan College and began my freelance career as a photographer.

During my studies, I developed a working relationship with some of the leading Broadsheet Newspapers, with my press work being  shortlisted for the title of ‘Scottish Young Photographer of the year for three consecutive years in 2006, 2007 and 2008. I travelled extensively in this period, and still do, with a couple of months of each working year normally spent on projects overseas.

As a photographer I find most satisfaction (and challenge!) in photographing a range of subjects in a range of places. People have always been my favourite subject, and I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world – sometimes when I’m travelling to them and sometimes when they travel to me.

I normally shoot a selection of commercial jobs each year – with whisky and agricultural clients being some of my main work. The bulk of my photography is set aside for weddings and portrait sessions – and I specialise in working with couples and families coming to Scotland from overseas. Sharing some of the favourite parts of this beautiful country while capturing memories in images is a very enjoyable job to have!

I also shoot a selection of travel projects – normally spending about 4-8 weeks of each year overseas. You can view some of my travel work in my travel portfolio here.

Before I became a photographer I studied Communication and Media and now when I’m not working on photography projects I also run a small marketing company called Tentmaker Creative – specialising in helping clients with marketing workload and in help with WordPress Websites.

I live in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, although my roots are spread all over the country – and I consider many parts of it to be home. I am married to Fiona, and Daddy to Ally and Lucy.

When you spend this much time in behind the camera, it can be a little hard to find pictures when I’m in front of it. If you’d like to know a little more about me, who I am and how I work, I’d be happy to connect over Skype.