Roger Coulam was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and educated in Yorkshire and Newcastle upon Tyne.
A self-taught photographer, he found the inspiration to start making pictures in North West Scotland in the 1990's.
In 2000 he visited the USA to photograph lightning and tornadoes, a journey that led to him becoming part of a Storm Chasing Team in the States for eight years.
He rapidly developed his photographic practice, with his images published worldwide. He has made several appearances on television and radio, whilst his portfolio has featured widely in national newspapers and in the photographic press.
Roger now balances commercial work with the personal projects to which this website is largely dedicated.
He lives and works in Sunderland, England.
"My work became informed by the tradition and history of street and documentary photography, and I began to work in that fashion. As I have developed my own style, my pictures have started to reflect my interests and concerns about the world, and also my place within it. Now I seem only able to photograph the things that I feel, and my photography is an expression of personal confusion.
I attempt to try and understand my experiences and responses by making pictures, to bring order, to look and to explore. I am constantly searching for the things that I need and desire, things which I cannot define or articulate.
Much of my work is made within "public" spaces which are carefully controlled, manipulated, and watched. These areas promise much yet often deliver little, and the thin veneer of lights and the advertising barely cover the darkness beneath. It is in this environment that we move together in huge groups, barely aware of the details of our surroundings, yet it is within this rushing crowd that one can truly be alone."