Roger Coulam was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and educated in Yorkshire and Newcastle upon Tyne.
During eight years from 2000-2007 he developed a reputation as a ground-breaking severe weather photographer, rapidly developing his photographic practice, and making several appearances on television and radio.
In 2008, after becoming disillusioned with the direction of his image making, he made a decision to concentrate on personal projects.
Much of this work has been made without a camera, but has also included printmaking, and book making.
"My images reflect my own interests and concerns about the world, and also my place within it. I attempt to try and understand my experiences and responses by making pictures, to bring order, to look and to explore".
He lives and works in Sunderland, England.