His interest in photography evolved from extensive travel in North America, western and Eastern Europe, eastern Africa, Central America, and China. However, he always found the Washington area to be one of the most photogenic locations in the world. His book ‘Our Potomac’, from Great Falls through Washington, DC led to numerous lectures, presentations, and engagements with local organizations.
Roy is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the C&O Canal Trust, a non-profit friends group for the National Park Service. He has done extensive pro bono photography work for river and C&O Canal-related organizations including the C&O Canal National Historical Park, US Park Police, The Nature Conservancy, C&O Canal Trust, Potomac Conservancy, Potomac Riverkeeper, Friends of the Historic Great Falls Tavern, and Cabin John River Rescue. Roy also has Potomac-related commercial clients. He was a featured guest in WETA’s program Great Views of Washington DC.
Roy frequently judges local camera club competitions and also presents programs about making photo books. He is a member of the North Bethesda Camera Club.