Roger Gaess is


an American photographer living in Brussels.  His work – from fine-art to photojournalism – has appeared widely in a range of outlets.  Among these, Le Monde diplomatique featured his 16-image portfolio on the Yemeni drug trade; New York's Whitney Museum of Modern Art issued some of his dance work in poster form; Private magazine online presented excerpts from his Rust Belt series; and his work has appeared in many Lonely Planet travel guides and as book cover art.


Roger has been in numerous gallery shows in the U.S. and Europe, and his photos are included in a number of museum and private collections, such as the Kinsey Institute's art and photography collection, at Indiana University.  His images are in several major erotic book collections -- including Erotic Photography (2001) and Erotic Women in Photographs (2005), edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Marilyn Jaye Lewis; both volumes were published by Constable & Robinson in London, Carroll & Graf in New York and Éditions Blanche in Paris. 


He has become increasingly known for his psychologically dark urban images and explorations of cultural subgroups.


His book-length projects (as yet unpublished) include “Venice Fatale” (72 photos) and the 62-image series titled “New York Raw: The fetish underground, 1999-2005.”  He has also done an extensive essay titled “They Will Be Nameless: Rust Belt remnants, from brass thru Bethlehem,” a look at a defining slice of the U.S Rust Belt and what it’s become in the wake of the area’s industrial demise; and has a work-in-progress called “Dark-side Belgium Dreaming.”  All these are in black and white.


He does travel photography and reportage for Getty Images.  Earlier he was associated with the Gamma Liaison and Middle East Photo agencies.  His Twitter address is @rogergaess.


Roger is available for editorial and commercial work.  He also a writer.