ROGER FOLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Roger Foley provides award-winning landscape photography for editorial and corporate clients.
A photographer for more than thirty years, Foley earned a B.A. in Art from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in photography. His photography has won him recognition for his work and key industry awards for his clients (magazines, landscape architects, designers and architects). Over the last decade, his editorial work has received top honors 16 times from the Garden Writers Association for his books (2010, 2007, 1999 ); portfolios of current editorial work (2009, 2007); magazine and newspaper stories published worldwide; and the Gold Award for Best Talent in Photography (2010, 2007).
Foley’s first solo book, A Clearing in the Woods: Creating Contemporary Gardens (The Monacelli Press/Random House), showcased 26 gardens illuminating the work of noted landscape architects and designers such as Raymond Jungles, Edwina von Gal, Charles Stick, and Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. The garden styles range from classically composed geometric gardens to eclectic modern green spaces and include seaside and mountain, desert and tropical, urban and rural. In awarding the book the Gold Award for Best Talent in Garden Photography in 2010 the judges stated:
“Roger’s own aesthetic comes through clearly. It is rare to find a photographer who is as comfortable as Roger is photographing open space. These are not easy spaces and locations to photograph, yet he does so with style, a lightness and grace – this is the ART of photography.”
Foley is also the sole photographer on nine book projects ranging from The Gardens of Bunny Mellon (2018) to Historic Virginia Gardens(2009) to Seascape Gardening (2007) to A Man’s Turf: The Perfect Lawn (1999) to The Gardener’s Iris Book (1998). Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon: Landscape of the Inner Man (1999) won the Award of the Year from the Garden Writers Association. His work can also be seen in hundreds of books, among them, The Colors of Nature by Raymond Jungles (2008); Poolscaping (2003);The Essential Garden Book by Terence Conran and Dan Pearson (1998) and in Jim Van Sweden’s series of garden books, including his latest, The Artful Garden (2011).
Foley’s commercial work has been featured on hundreds of websites, in brochures, magazines and newspapers, including Coastal Living, Cottage Living, Custom Home, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, Home&Design, Landscape Architecture, Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, Process Architecture, Smithsonian, Southern Accents, Southern Living, This Old House, Virginia Living and The Washington Post.
Foley also conducts photography workshops and lectures for various groups, including the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Horticultural Society, the Garden Club of America and Chanticleer Garden.
He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers ( ASMP ) and the Garden Writers Association.