Roy’s versatility and finely crafted use of light and depth of field are the hallmarks of his work. This extends across a broad range of genres from portraiture to food, still life, and nature. Whether photographing people or objects he works intuitively combining composition and details to create acutely observed, quiet images that hint at wider concerns. Alongside his commercial practice for high profile companies he engages in longterm personal projects, particularly on ethnic diversity and he is currently working on a series of portraits in Mumbai, India, focusing on a younger generation, to open up ideas about cross cultural fluidity.
Roy collaborated with young people from London, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire for SIXTEEN, inviting those who have a connection with a country outside the UK, whether through a parent or grandparent or who have lived outside this country for a while, allowing them to reflect on changes within the UK. He invited them each to chose an outside location to make his intense, beautiful portraits.