I am a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in Glasgow and Sheffield, usually working on something outdoorsy that showcases the diverse faces and voices that make up our outdoor community. At the heart of my work are events centred on accessibility and diversity. I am also currently interning part-time at Coldhouse Collective, one of the leading outdoor media production companies in the UK.
I fell in love with the outdoors when I moved to Scotland in 2011. Before then, you would never catch me outdoors. My first trip to the highlands was hiking in Glen Coe, and I was immediately hooked, despite not having even seen a mountain before. 
In 2018, I re-discovered my love for photography with a small 'tough' camera that I could drag up a cliff face, and in 2019 I started investing in my creative pursuits (and being more careful about how I transported my camera up a cliff face). 
Photography and videography have always been a part of who I am; I created a music video of climbers and slackliners to demonstrate some of the maths I learned during my degree - and it was there that my passion was re-awoken.
My freelance career was kick-started after volunteering to take photos for some local Scottish climbing guidebooks who were seeking to increase the representation in their guidebooks (which were usually over 90% white men). You can see some of the shots from my ongoing work on this here. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what I do; As a mixed-race, queer person, shining a light on what outdoor communities can look like, beyond what is typically portrayed, is very important to me. 
I've had the absolute pleasure of working at a variety of events and on a bunch of awesome projects, and I'm ready for whatever comes next. Please get in touch if you have an idea you'd like to turn into a film or photo series, an event you want captured, or anything else that requires a creative brain or a camera. 
Find me on instagram: @roxannagbaz
Send me a message if you'd like to collaborate on a project, inquire about prints, or to hire me.
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