Artist
Philip Roy Austin, Texas

Philip Roy is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker turned photographer. He explains the transition, "after lighting and shooting over 30 feature films, I started to find myself more interested in photography. It's more romantic and not so rushed like film. I wanted more time to create and light." Using stage lights from his filmmaking days, Philip lights each photograph and captures the scene in one frame. In other words, he does not alter or retouch the images in the studio - it is all captured in one shot on-site. In a time of digital manipulation, this is a purist approach to the art of photography. Philip stays awake late at night imagining new scenes, and then does the discovery and planning on site. He uses the materials and settings near him, often shooting himself or his girlfriend in their trailer and nearby properties. Based in Austin, Texas, Philip also enjoys running the lake, developing new show ideas and eating sushi.

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    About The Artist

    Philip Roy is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker turned photographer. He explains the transition, "after lighting and shooting over 30 feature films, I started to find myself more interested in photography. It's more romantic and not so rushed like film. I wanted more time to create and light." Using stage lights from his filmmaking days, Philip lights each photograph and captures the scene in one frame. In other words, he does not alter or retouch the images in the studio - it is all captured in one shot on-site. In a time of digital manipulation, this is a purist approach to the art of photography. Philip stays awake late at night imagining new scenes, and then does the discovery and planning on site. He uses the materials and settings near him, often shooting himself or his girlfriend in their trailer and nearby properties. Based in Austin, Texas, Philip also enjoys running the lake, developing new show ideas and eating sushi.

    Artist Statement

    I started shooting video way back as a kid doing stop motion with toys in my grandma's basement. Being influenced as a kid, I went to college for film. Since then I shot 30+ features, winning best cinematography from festivals around the world, including Milan. The last show I shot titled Special, just received four Emmy nominations.

    Early on I met a famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. He's a big inspiration in my jump to photography in 2018. He's a mentor and friend helping me refine my eye.

    My early work suggests I enjoy a timeless fantasy tone. I find joy in storytelling and hope to share that experience.

    In the future, I imagine my work will get more complicated and elaborate as I advance. I've only started a year ago. I suspect I won't be releasing a lot of photos. But the ones I release will gain value as I hope to do what Gregory Crewdson did.

    Artist Background

    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2006

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

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