Born in the small town of Beckley, West Virginia Roger Lilly spent most of his youth drawing and painting. It wasn’t until the age of 18 that he picked up a camera for the first time. He began the earlier years of his career photographing landscapes and doing product photography for his mother’s Ebay business. Growing up with the rise of social media he shifted his focus to conceptual self portraits and photographing family and friends and small events. Eventually he discovered a love for images in fashion magazines and set out to replicate them using local model talents and friends and this is what has shaped his style of portraiture today. Roger has spent many years studying master portrait photographer’s that have inspired him such as Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, David LaChapelle, and Tim Walker. He has also completed many courses offered by some of the leading photography educational services in the industry. Roger enjoys creating authentic, simplistic, fashion inspired portraits of his subjects. He is inspired by unique beauty and emotive imagery.
SELECTED CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Lakicks Handbags and Accessories, Daymaker’s Salon, Rustique Salon, Ocular Magazine, Individual Discrepancy, Vicki’s Vinyl’s, Bedazzled Us, LLC , Top 10 Fashion Photographers in Richmond -Peerspace