Roger Paperno's grandmother gave him a Kodak Instamatic 124 Camera for his seventh birthday - and he was hooked. In fact, he's been so busy he hasn't had time to send her a proper thank you note; he's working on it though. Whether its reportage work at birthday parties or advertising jobs in remote corners of the world, he tries to see things in their true light. He shows the inner beauty and simplicity of form that is present in everything, from a Parisian in a smokey cafe to a cruise ship in the Panama Canal.
"Working on location is a source of excitement for me. I love trying to overcome and solve the zillion little challenges that are encountered in the real world. My goal is for you to feel that my photo is real, not staged and that you, the viewer, are a part of it."
His early influences include Henri Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon,Dorothea Lange and Margaret Burke White. 'I have always admired the color shooters, iconic photographers like Pete Turner, Jay Maisel and Greg Heisler, but it is the classic black and white shooters that have real soul.'
Roger's fourth book in the Cafe Life series, was just published by Interlink Press. Cafe Life San Francisco is on the shelves along with his other books.
The Chicago Tribune just reviewed our book, "Cafe Life San Francisco". Here's what they had to say;
"San Francisco is famous for its cafe culture. In this colorful guide, writer Joe Wolff and photographer Roger Paperno explore the city's neighborhoods in search of the best cafes. Wolff offers lengthy portraits of each cafe and its owner, while Paperno's gorgeous photographs give the book an elegant finishing touch. Each profile is accompanied by an anecdote. Caffe Greco, for example, makes an "almost proprietary" Greco cookie that is orange-flavored and dipped in Belgian chocolate.
Some of the venues, such as Emporio Rulli Il Caffe in Union Square or La Copa Loca in the Mission District, specialize in Italian pastries and gelatos. Famous cafes and bakeries such as Liguria Bakery, in North Beach, also are here."
You can get your very own copy at Amazon,
His clients include; The Gap, Saturn Cars, Specialized Bicycles, Banana Republic, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal Cruise Line, Holiday Inn, Regent Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation, Seabourn Cruise Line, Sol Melia Resorts, Doral Golf and Country Club, Hard Rock Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Costa Cruise Line, and many more.
PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE MY PHOTOS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. All my work is copyright, please email me if you wish to buy and use any of my work. Thank you.
More of my work and contact info at;
phone 404.723.3300 or 310.626.0123
- MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical 1,130 photos, 141 members
- Zeiss Loxia 85mm 2.4 424 photos, 125 members
- Leica CL digital (APS-C format) 3,193 photos, 207 members
- Leica Q (Type 116) 45,037 photos, 3,016 members
- Tjaarda Automotive Design 777 photos, 111 members
- Rangefinders 236,225 photos, 3,717 members
- Windstar Tahiti 2014 96 photos, 5 members
- Sube lo que quieras / Up what you want 159,346 photos, 1,661 members
- wrist watches 25,116 photos, 3,949 members
- Phase One User Group 8,952 photos, 1,039 members
- Leica Summicron-M 90mm 6,265 photos, 996 members
- LEICA ELMARIT-M 1:2.8/90mm 1,589 photos, 236 members
- mingthein.com: the reader portfolio 43,710 photos, 2,496 members
- Libro de Fotos / Photo Book 727,836 photos, 8,832 members
- La mar de buena / The sea of good 22,478 photos, 1,329 members
- Architect Unknown 23,216 photos, 644 members
- Thinks Photo Magazin 16,588 photos, 1,099 members
- This wonderful garden called "Earth" – P1/C1 please... 11,822 photos, 1,013 members
- M6 & MP LEICA 105,330 photos, 4,853 members
- Fotos con arte - P 1 / C 2 please... 47,031 photos, 1,345 members
- The 50s Turn 60 989 photos, 186 members
- A Photographers View 325,494 photos, 3,609 members
- Beauty In Our Lives - Post 1 = Comment 1. Quality only! 96,704 photos, 1,866 members
- La passion des fleurs du monde entier [p1/a1] 21,902 photos, 1,083 members
- All That's Beautiful Post 1 & Award 2 . . . Please 126,376 photos, 2,797 members
- A New Art & Photo Gallery - P1/C1 102,378 photos, 2,429 members
- living in harmony with nature 82,367 photos, 1,864 members
- listen to the secret melody of life 48,164 photos, 1,251 members
- simplicite - NATURE !!! 25,701 photos, 907 members
- sweetness of life with nature 28,478 photos, 994 members
- *♥*Stunning Art ♪ ART WORKS 7,113 photos, 869 members
- Seattle Leica Users Group 2,425 photos, 98 members
- >TRANSFORMED > 44,083 photos, 999 members
- Animals Are Amazing - P1/C1 Please... 20,344 photos, 1,027 members
- Floricultura - flores e poesia / flowers and poetry 12,747 photos, 750 members
- Arca de Noé - Noah's ark P1/A1 please... 2,498 photos, 545 members
- Scudetto ...)--V--(... [detail fotos only] 570 photos, 234 members
- Alfa Romeo Spider (1966 to 1993) 2,439 photos, 231 members
- * Alfa Bertone Coupé: Giulia GT Sprint, GTV and GT Junior * 4,990 photos, 517 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) 1,647 photos, 553 members
- My Wife/Girlfriend is my model 7,247 photos, 1,378 members
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- Nikkor 50mm 1.2 26,929 photos, 2,589 members
- The Wonderful World of Portraits - (only invited photos) 126,319 photos, 10,243 members
- Leica M3 52,236 photos, 2,882 members
- LeicaShots 30,545 photos, 363 members
- National Geographic: Are You Good Enough? Post 1, Nominate 3 1,250,304 photos, 77,174 members
- Jewish Photographers 6,457 photos, 242 members
- top 20 dog shots 36 photos, 7 members
- Dogs! Dogs! Dogs! 1,094,596 photos, 130,330 members
superb lock says:
"If you want to see the work of art from the Master, you have to look at Roger's photos. Each of his photos will tell you a wonderful story if it's not taking you in to a fantastic journey. I'm mesmerized by his work..."
July 10th, 2008
Roger Mann says:
"Roger's portfolio is awash with beautifully competent images which, although commercial, have a distinct creative edge which sets them apart from the crowd. It's what I would like to achieve but probably never will."
June 17th, 2008
"Looking at Roger's photo-stream takes us on an incredible journey around the world. Along the way, we get to see the beauty of places we may never travel through his inspired vision. After 3 years of studying thousands of photographers work on Flickr, in Roger, I have found my photography Guru. You can bet I'll be closely watching his heavenly work!"
June 5th, 2008
ossie hermosisima says:
"I'd like to see more of his beautiful images. Flickr is blessed with this one great photographer. They ought to give him a free pro account."
June 2nd, 2008
- Roger Paperno
- January 2008
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles / Miami
- I am:
- rogerpaperno [at] mac.com