Roger Clegg - Photographer
Roger Clegg’s story is unique. Originally with a background in the Chemicals industry, Roger left the smoke behind him to settle in Hexham, a small town right in the middle of the Borders. He decided to pursue his then hobby photography as a career and is now the world’s leading photographer of Hadrian’s Wall (see our piece on the Borders for more information on this astonishing 2,000 year old monument).
Roger is one of a select breed of photographers who specialise in recording the life of one particular subject. Hadrian’s Wall nevertheless affords Roger a rich and varied palette of landscape, light, structure and composition. From the majestic sweeping views along the crags of the central section of the Wall to the solid craftsmanship of Lanercost Priory and Carlisle Castle, the change of seasons brings each section of the Wall a new and different look.
Roger’s day starts early, very early! Often he will be in position on the Wall before sunrise to capture the brief moment when the sun’s rays cast a special light on the Wall and its surrounding landscape. Even in high summer, when hikers from around the world walk the 70 odd miles of the Wall’s length, his only companions at that hour are the hardy Borders sheep. Then at sunset, long after the Wall has been deserted for the comforts of the local pub, Roger will be found in all seasons, sometimes deep in snowfall, capturing a spectacular sunset high on the crags.
We have long admired Roger’s work and, after sharing a pint or two over the years, we were delighted to build a deeper relationship with him when we rebranded the Company recently. His iconic images now occupy a central place both on our website and in our factory. We were also able to develop a specialist camera bag with him designed specifically for his needs. This features a detachable waterproof groundsheet and pockets and dividers designed for his particular equipment.
Roger’s work is available for sale online and is on permanent display at our factory reception. Please contact us if you have any enquiries.