Roy Sewall worked in technology for over 30 years and transitioned to full-time photography in 2008. Roy’s interest in photography evolved from extensive travel in six continents. He has done photography work for government and non-profit organizations, as well as private and commercial clients and which have established him as one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal. He has developed diverse bodies of work for exhibitions that include unusual foreign and domestic landscapes, old European architecture, historical re-enactment, and abstracts. In addition, he offers both private and group instruction to novice and intermediate photographers and in 2014 became an instructor for the Capital Photography Center. Sewall is a frequent judge of photographic competitions in the Washington, D.C. area and conducts critiques of bodies of work at camera clubs. He is president of the North Bethesda Camera Club.
His current passion is his ongoing project called “Mysterra” – creating illusions that convey mystery, fantasy, and whimsy. “For over a decade I was a documentary photographer, capturing what I could readily see. In 2012 I decided to try something completely different: create illusions – scenes that I cannot see but can imagine.”