Rory Wallwork is a completely self-taught, award-winning photographer. He was born and raised in Northern Utah. Beginning at a young age, he has always enjoyed photography, but for a long time was never serious about it. He took a black-and-white photography course in college, which gave him the opportunity to learn traditional film photography and darkroom techniques.
It wasn’t until he stumbled into a landscape photographer’s gallery in Las Vegas that he became quite intrigued with the possibilities. All his life he had been completely surrounded by a variety of beautiful landscapes, especially when venturing outside Northern Utah into the areas of the five national parks to which Utah is host. “I had never really ‘seen’ what was here. Once I began to look, I became more and more interested in capturing and sharing these incredible places with others. I have relied solely on personal experience, trial and error, and the inspiration of others to get me where I am today.”
I think one of the most common questions a photographer is asked is “What kind of camera and equipment do you use?” This question always throws photographers off-guard.
It’s like asking Monet or Picasso what kind of paint brush and paint they used; Michelangelo what kind of chisel he used. However, one must have tools to work with. So, if you must know, here’s what’s in my bag →