THE FILE 115,000+ 35mm digital/digitized images.
OVERVIEW Joel Rogers is a stock photographer, photojournalist and author who is based in the Seattle area. He has spent 28 years photographing and writing on adventure travel, travel, outdoor sports, world trade and environmental themes.
ADVENTURE TRAVEL & SPORTS An all-inclusive and wide-ranging rowing and sea kayaking collection - competitive and recreational. An extensive file on surf kayaking, hiking, camping. Files on climbing (ice and rock), outdoor schools, minimum impact, women in outdoor sports. I began my career photographing the environmental issues of the day, and that initial theme has increasingly become a central part of my new work.
SEATTLE: Coffee, computers, aerials, container ships, microbrews, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market. Ongoing work has resulted in a 112-image 16,000-word book titled Seattle,. Specialist in water-related views of the city, the Port of Seattle, houseboats, neighborhoods and bakeries.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST The Pacific Ocean, Olympic NP, San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, Mount Rainier, North Cascades NP and the Cascade Range, flora, fauna, salmon, orca whales. Puget Sound towns, scenics and estuaries, the Columbia Basin, Columbia River and the Hanford Reach, Oregon and Northern California coasts.
ALASKA, Prince William Sound, Kenai Fiords, Denali and other NPs and preserves. The Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay, Baranof and Chichagof Islands, the Yukon, Prudhoe Bay oil fields and the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Alaska maritime includes cruise ships, tugs/barges and fishing, bush planes - no bears!
ENVIRONMENT & INDUSTRY Extensive file on The Nature Conservancy preserves. Salmon recovery, dams and stream restoration. EXXON Valdez aftermath in Alaska, Trans-Alaska pipeline and the Prudhoe Bay oilfields 1977-78. The Hanford nuclear site and the Hanford National Monument. Old-growth timber, clearcuts and logging, pulp and paper mills. Land use, air and water pollution, garbage. Agriculture, farms, wheat harvest and irrigation. Salmon, dams and commercial fishing.
EUROPE On and off season in locales such as Turkey: Istanbul; Spain: Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville and Granada; Croatia: Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Islands; Slovenia: Ljubljana and Bled; Greece: Crete; England/Wales; France: Paris, Corsica; Finland; Italy: Elba, Rome.
PACIFIC RIM, THE CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA Water-related images of Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Fiji, Japan and the Galapagos Islands. Caribbean images include Belize, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the British Virgin Islands and Costa Rica.
SPECIALTIES Expedition sea kayaking and competitive rowing (crew). Joel Roger's sea kayaking collection began 26 years ago paddling the coast of Baja, Mexico. He has two books on sea kayaking: Watertrail, A Hidden Path through Puget Sound (Sasquatch Books) and the award-winning The Hidden Coast, Coastal Explorations from Alaska to Mexico (WestWinds Press). Joel started photographing rowing in 1992, at the same time he began rowing a single racing shell. Since then, he has created one of the world’s largest files on competitive and recreational rowing.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS South and Central America: Argentina, Baja, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Galapagos, Guatemala, Mexico. Asia/Pacific: Fiji, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand. Europe: Crete, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales. International Cities: Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Dubrovnik, Havana, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Ljubljana, London, Lucerne, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome. North America: Boston and New England, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, Washington D.C., Victoria and Vancouver B.C.
RECENT COVERAGE Port Townsend; Wooden Boat Festival; rRemoval of the Elwha River Dams; the Boy Scouts kayaking off Santa Catalina Island, California; 2011 FISA World Rowing Championships in Bled Slovenia; hiking Mount Rainier National Park's Wonderland Trail; the Pacific Crest Trail in northern Washington State; road trips through the Real West, the Florida sea kayak symposium where I also kayaked the Tampa Bay area: manatees, crocodiles and roseate spoonbills.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PLANS This spring I'll aim for the grasslands in the Real West, and document fracking and oil drilling in Montana and Wyoming. Hiking the Canyonlands in Utah. Tagging Mariner's spring training in Phoenix area. I'll be sea kayaking Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim NP in the summer, the Head of the Charles Regatta in October.
CREDITS Magazines: Alaska Airlines, American Way, Backpacker, Bloomberg Business, CNN Publications, Canoe & Kayak, Fitness, Forbes, High Country News, Glamour, Great Outdoors.com, Health, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Men's Journal, Nature Conservancy, Outside, Outdoor Photographer, Rowing Canada, Rowing News, Sierra, Sky (Delta) Sunset, Trust for Public Lands, US Rowing. Books: Graphic Arts Center Publishing, Houghton Mifflin, W.W. Norton, Sasquatch Books.
RELATED CREDENTIALS/SKILLS Joel specializes in writing and photographing books, including: The Hidden Coast, Coastal Adventures from Alaska to Mexico by WestWinds Press, British Columbia - Vancouver by Insight Guides, Watertrail, The Hidden Path through Puget Sound by Sasquatch Books. His most recent book is Seattle, published by Graphic Arts Books.
COMMENTS Joel Rogers's images and writing are defined by a sense of exploration and discovery. Long-standing clients have recognized this and have helped shape his collection and credentials into a worldwide picture stock venue. He uses Canon digital equipment to 16 megapixels using Adobe Raw format. An additional note from Joel Rogers: "My mentor was and still is Steven C. Wilson. When I launched my career, he told me to never deny aspiring photographers the opportunity to meet and discuss photography. The door is open."
Joel W. Rogers Photography
3035 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend WA 98368 US
3035 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend WA 98368 US