In Front of the Camera, Hogsback (©Kate Rowntree)

In front of the camera, Hogsback

Roddy Fox

I have pursued my passion for photography since 2016 when I took early retirement from my career as a Geography academic at Rhodes University, South Africa and Högskolan Väst, Sweden. I guess you'd now call me a semi-professional photographer though I still use my mapping skills and online teaching experience. My first camera was a Zeiss Ikon, bought in 1974 from a second hand dealer in Glasgow. Today I am a big fan of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system. My landscape photography is about light, often dramatic and at low angles: forests, mist and clouds, townscapes, the night sky and lightning. I also take nature photographs - such as the lockdown sunbirds - and create sequences using overlay techniques. The Africa maps are a fusion of Geographical Information Systems techniques with typographic mapping and wall art styles. Lately I've been experimenting with light painting. 

Selected Highlights:

Rhodes University's Distinguished Teaching Award (2004) for innovations in online course development.

Winner of the 2018 WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) Heritage Day Photo Competition.

Winner of a Standard Bank Ovation Award for innovation and excellence at the 2020 National Arts Festival Fringe with the video Lord of Life.

Roddy Fox Photography, 1 Robinson Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa Tel: +27 (0)722582134 Email:

All of the images in the site are hosted by SmugMug and the dedicated printer is Loxley Colour who are based in Scotland. Print orders are then shipped to you globally. I shoot mostly at proportions of 4:3, sometimes 16:9 and 1:1 so you may lose some of the image if you select print sizes with different proportions. The preview in the site shows you just what you will get. If you opt to download an image and need advice either about selecting a print company in your area or what paper/media to chose then just send me an email - preferably with the name of the image included in the subject line. Thanks!