+44(0)7976221036 hello@rogerbowles.com

The Elevator Pitch

I’m an experienced cameraman with London and West Midlands bases. You can see my CV and recent credits at Arricrew, and samples of my work on this site. I have equipment and a useful studio in East London that I can provide at reasonable rates in addition to my services. I am always keen to establish new relationships with directors and producers and will consider test projects, short films, and pilots that I feel I can bring something to. Do call me on 07976221036 or email me at hello@rogerbowles.com and I’ll be glad to discuss any project.

The Life Story

I work as a Lighting Cameraman in television, promotional, and factual production, and as a Camera Operator in film, drama, and music / live entertainment.

With nearly twenty years’ experience as a Focus Puller (1st AC) progressing from music videos to feature films (IMDb), I cut my teeth on film cameras before digital cinema became the norm, and I enjoy working to the highest standards as part of a team. My parallel career shooting news and corporate video, including 5 years as a freelance with Sky News, has grounded me in the nuts and bolts of shooting PSC and live camera, and proved my ability to deliver under pressure.

Whilst technically-minded I am 100% focussed on the aesthetics and narrative of film – for me the story and picture are one and must come first.

I live with my family in Ludlow and when I’m not behind the camera you’ll find me out running in the Shropshire Hills with Minnie, our lurcher, or in the pub with our sausage dog Max – it’s best that way round.

I’m a voracious reader, a hack musician, an enthusiastic tinkerer. “Ice Cold in Alex” is my current favourite movie and I’m mostly listening to Scott Walker.

In addition to my services I can bring a lot of production value to a project. I have full production insurance, a wide range of kit, and a pool of talented crew to draw on as well as a studio in east London handy for smaller projects or as a production office.

I have bases in east London and the West Midlands, but will work anywhere, any time. I am a member of the Guild of British Camera Technicians and a friend of the Association of Camera Operators. The wonderful Kate Collier at Arricrew looks after my diary but please feel free to contact me directly (hello@rogerbowles.com or 07976221036) to discuss any job.