Biography - Shaun Roster Photography

On the job


Born in Shropshire, UK in 1967 I grew up spending much of my spare time and school holidays in North Wales. Having spent most of my youth either alongside or on the sea, I joined the Royal Navy age 16 and still continue to serve today, some 32 years later.

I became interested in photography at a very young age buying myself an old Russian Zenith SLR when I was around 12 years old.  Self taught through reading the odd book along with much trial and error, most of my early years photography was taken whilst racing yachts across the Irish Sea. Life in the Armed Forces has enabled me to visit a great many countries giving me countless opportunities to capture amazing moments around the globe.

Since 2009 I have been based in the Portsmouth area and have progressed from being a keen amateur to what I now class as a (part-time) Professional Photographer.   Still being a full time Serviceman, photography takes up all of my spare time away from work but of course, Service life still offers numerous opportunities for me and my trusty camera which is always by my side.

I have developed a number of close working relationships with a host of both National and Local based companies.  Having achieved publication in a number of National Newspapers and Magazines, you will also find a great many of my photos across a plethora of websites, social media and other online content.  I worked closely with the Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) Team as they prepared for the Americas Cup  2017 and was one of the Official Photographers for the Americas Cup World Series Portsmouth 2015 and 2016. 

I provide my imagery to Southsea Gallery, a local family run business, who provide an extremely professional service offering on-site printing, mounting and framing to suit any customers needs. All of my images are available through them either by visiting their shop, in Southsea, or by postal service.  

Please direct any queries to me via my Contacts Link or you can speak direct with Southsea Gallery by simply clicking on their links at the bottom of my Gallery Page.