Born in Detroit, John Roe grew up with a camera in his hand and was raised on car culture and fashion. He was formally trained in design and photography but schooled all over the world. Roe knows his way around the camera. Years of experience and success make him a strong collaborator and partner that his clients continue to trust.
His talent for visual storytelling is honest, authentic and at times surprising. His style is modern and real, gritty and beautiful. He immerses himself in projects connecting with the brands he represents and the people he interacts with.
John is relentless in pursuit of the perfect image. His strong work ethic guides him to do what it takes to get the perfect shot. He feels that without some risks there might be no rewards. He has hung out of helicopters, swam in stormy seas and scaled tall buildings to get the perfect shot.
Roe Photo collaborates with companies around the world from Africa to Asia, Australia to Alaska to tell stories of the region in pictures. Whether on location or at his studio, John is completely at home.
Roe Photo is located in a beautifully renovated industrial building on the edge of Detroit. The studio is a perfect home base. Large enough to shoot multiple cars in a secure and private space yet comfortable enough for the team to create and for clients to enjoy.
Roe Photo is supported by a talented group of handpicked professionals. From the individuals who represent him to the producers, stylists and crew who get things done. John has assembled a passionate team that shares his work ethic and style to help realise his and the client’s vision. Consistently delivering outstanding images.
BRANDS: Carhartt, Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Chrysler, Jeep, Nissan, Hyundai, Buick, Volkswagen, Lexus, Bombardier/Sea Doo/Ski Doo, Johnson Outboards, Detroit Bros. Motorcycles, Navy, Art Van, Hermann Miller, Hon Furniture, Kimberly Clark, the WIT Hotel, Coca-Cola, Faygo, Bacardi Mixers, Dasani Water, Bad Ass Beer, Somerset Collection, King Baby, OnStar, Bosch, USPS, Callaway Golf, Michelin, Figo.
AGENCIES: Campbell Ewald, J. Walter Thompson, Crispin Porter, Team Detroit, Outdoor Hub, Union Ad Works, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Organic, Wieden & Kennedy, Leo Burnett, Donor, TBWA/Chiate/Day, Soloman Friedman, RTT, Richards Group, Deutsch, Cramer Krasselt, Global Hue, Designory, Perich and Partners, Armstrong White, A Simple Theory.
EDITORIAL:Car & Driver, GQ, Hour Detroit, Ambassador Magazine, Automobile, Source Magazine.