Cliff Roles: Nightless Summer In Southeast Iceland

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PROJECT STATEMENT

As a professional event, performance, and headshot photographer in Sarasota, Florida, when the social season ends, I always take the opportunity to grab a backpack and my camera and travel somewhere in the world where I can learn more about other forms of photography. Hence, Iceland and other Scandinavian territories last summer. I wanted to improve my nature and landscape photography, and to discover new cityscapes.

ARTIST BIO

I was born in the United Kingdom and lived in Germany for 28 years until I emigrated to the United States in 2001. After 13 years in Sarasota, I became a proud American citizen in February 2014. I’m a professional event, performance, and headshot photographer. In 2013 I published a book of photos, Walkabout Europe with images from my whirlwind European trip In the summer of 2013. Over the course of a 53-day period, I visited 22 towns and cities in 15 countries. In 2014, I spent three months covering Australia and New Zealand. During 2015 I took a National Geographic Expedition to visit Cuba and flew to China, Tibet and Hong Kong to diversify my portfolio. I participated in the following workshops in 2016: Headshot Intensive and Illuminating the Face with Peter Hurley, as well as National Geographic's Advanced Photo Workshop in New York City with Joe McNally. I visited the Pacific Northwest, Bermuda, New York, New England, and completed a portraiture course in North Carolina with Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey. I attended the Zack Smith Dance and Performance Photography workshop in 2017 in New Orleans, and in 2018 I accompanied Circus Sarasota and Sailor Circus to Washington D.C. for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Iceland. I attended a landscape photography workshop with Dan Ballard Photography and upon completion, I flew to Bergen, Norway and then spent a couple of weeks wandering Scandinavia. I also participated in an intensive fashion photography workshop with Lindsay Adler in New York City.

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