Roger Mosley

Roger Mosley

I’ve enjoyed photography for many years. I have this voice inside me like all artists do that gives direction for my work, which is natural and rural landscape photography. During my career with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, I spent most of my time in the back country crawling up and down the rivers and streams of Washington’s North Coast counting spawning salmon and steelhead. These fish require clean, pristine habitat so my work in these lush, coastal river systems gave me a real appreciation for the raw beauty I enjoyed every day I went to work. In my photography, I’m inspired to capture those scenes and moments that collectively, give this landscape it's beauty. That may be the way the early morning light glows off the mossy sides of huge, ancient cedar, or the mood created when the warm mid-day rays of the winter sun penetrate the heavy forest canopy along a frozen river bottom that instantly produces a misty fog that hangs among the tree tops and often produces the “sun burst” effect.
My wife, Linda, and I live on a five acre “stump ranch” in Joyce, Washington, a small one-horse town fifteen miles west of Port Angeles. We cut a lot of fire wood, heat our home and water with wood, have several horses and two large gardens, so I also have an appreciation for the rural life style. Like my photography in the back country, I enjoy capturing those small scenes that make country living so enjoyable. In particular I am fascinated with old farm structures and fence lines, and I continually strive to capture images of these subjects in unique light.
Someone once asked me if there is any landscape that I would not enjoy photographing. My answer was “no, because under the right light and weather conditions, any landscape is beautiful” –