Born in Salford, Neil Roland studied law at the University of Leeds before training as a journalist and writing Rough Guide travel books, authoring six books before his Didsbury-set novel Taken for a Ride was published in 2003.
His photographic art works now hang in 46 countries in every continent around the world whilst his biggest commission to date is a collection of some 50 large artworks for the Royal Courts of Justice in London (Rolls Building), for which he was presented to H.M. The Queen, and there are public collections in several major cities across Britain.
He has only ever used one camera - a Pentax K1000 which he was given at the age of twelve, and which has been used to create every picture in his collection of some tens of thousands of images.
Concentrating on the often overlooked detail of his home city of Manchester together with a whole range of other cities throughout the whole of the U.K., much of his work involves creating combinations of images which are meaningful to the lives of his clients - often blending images of places significant to the lives of clients, from the house in which they were born, their first car, music that moved them, the site of a first kiss . All worked into an aesthetic whole taking colour schemes and tones into account.
Neil's studio in Didsbury is open by arrangement every day and evening until late, by calling him on 07792 365 437.
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