Artist's Statement


Many have said my photography exposes a hidden world – a world that lies undetected by our way of seeing. It might be the stunning iridescent color schemes of tiny hummingbirds that we see as dark blurs in our gardens, or the astonishing details of small bugs and moths that fly around us at night while we sleep. It might also be the ‘essence’ of my human subjects, captured in a moment of existence, from vulnerability to hilarity. Our humanity is often masked by bravado, insecurity or powerful ego, but when exposed and captured, it reveals the true beauty to be found inside each and every one of us. I love the technical challenges of wildlife photography, and the empathic challenge of human photography. My goal is to express the inherent beauty in everything I photograph, and make it possible for others to see.


About Roy


Roy Dunn is well known for his expertise in capturing amazing images of hummingbirds in flight using high speed flash techniques. He is also known for his fine art ‘Essence’ portraiture.

Roy was originally an electronic engineer, having graduated from an Australian university a long time ago. For a number of years he designed integrated circuits (IC’s) at GEC Research Laboratories, London, before entering the world of electronic design automation (EDA), marketing software tools for electronic engineers. In this role he traveled the world, and moved to the U.S. (North Carolina) from the U.K. in 1996.

In 2001, he started his own business, Fotronix, Inc., developing and producing high speed photographic flash systems. He moved to Southern California in 2004, and began consulting in many areas: high speed imaging, high speed flash, EDA, advanced technology applications, business development, and even such seemingly unrelated arenas as histology and radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Recently, Roy said an official ‘Goodbye’ to his high tech career, and is now pursuing his lifelong passion of photography full time, as a photographer, teacher and consultant. He is also contributing time and effort to Cognisys Inc. – a photographic technology startup company.

Roy has been a wildlife photographer for 30 years, specializing in high speed flash and macro photography. Roy’s hummingbird and high speed work has been exhibited across the U.S. He is also a very keen arachnologist, and has an extensive library of spider images.


Roy's unique eye brings out the beauty in all

From Humans .........

............. To Hummingbirds

Vanessa Barnett

Working With Roy


I have been photographed by Roy on a number of occasions, and his artistry, perfectionism, and creativity are truly stellar. He has managed to capture aspects of my physicality that are so vastly different in each shot because of his understanding of light, pace and timing. He manages to extract beauty in ways that only a true artist can.

It’s a pleasure working with him.