Roger Lever

Roger Lever

Roger A Lever, Lever Photography, Dalbeattie

Tell us a wee bit about you?

I am a Professional Photographer  working in Wedding, Wildlife, Portrait and Landscape photography. I still work part time as a Vet but spend most of my time now following my passion for photography.

What makes Dumfries & Galloway special to you?

In 1980 I started my own Veterinary practice in Dalbeattie and in 1989 along came 2 colleagues and started the Bard Veterinary Group (now Bard Vets Ltd) in Dumfries.  When I reached 60 I decided to work part-time as a vet and started my own business as a photographer here in Dumfries & Galloway.  I love this area, that’s why I came here in the first place.

Are you involved in other arts and cultural activities?

I am a Founder member of Galloway Photo Collective.  I am a member of Spring Fling and open my studio at the end of May each year.

What projects are you involved in right now?

Currently I am developing an installation for Spring Fling which is about gannets.  I photographed and filmed these amazing birds on Bass Rock last year.  This installation is a completely different way of presenting my photography and I am hoping it will please everyone who sees it.  I am also working on an ongoing project ‘1000 Faces Scotland’ which involves taking portraits of and filming people talking about themselves, this is very ambitious and will continue.  I have several wedding commitments this year.

Hopes, ambitions or plans for 2015?

I am hoping to make a success of my Spring Fling event.  I will do a few weddings.  I will visit Bass Rock again and I am  making plans to visit St Kilda with 2 of my colleagues in The Galloway Photographic Collective.  I will continue photographing and filming people both in Dumfries & Galloway and other parts of Scotland.

Anything else you’d like to tell us?

I played cricket and captained the Dumfries Cricket Team in the 1980s.  I have taken part in several Charity Challenges for Action Aid, Vet Aid and SENSE.  I am profoundly deaf but I am lucky to have 2 exceptionally good hearing aids that allow me to communicate reasonably well except in noisy spaces.




Lever Studio and Gallery, Craigland, Station Road, Dalbeattie DG54AN