R OGER EATON (born 31st August 1956) is a British visual artist, photographer, sculptor, film-maker and cinematographer born in Cambridge, lived and travelled all over the world.


Having trained under the guidance of legendary photographers, Lord Snowdon and Eve Arnold, Roger moved to New York in the early eighties at the height of the creative revolution. He worked closely with Andy Warhol for Interview Magazine while being creatively involved with artists such as Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente. Rammellzee and Jean-Michel Basquiat. 


Roger shot covers for Vogue and The Face and also De Beers, Bounty, Renault, Smirnoff Black Label, Clairol and Ray Ban. He photographed some of the world’s most famous faces that include Diana Princess of Wales, Andy Warhol, Naomi Campbell, Truman Capote, Bridget Fonda, Claudia Schiffer, Nancy Reagan, Andie MacDowell, Linda Evangelista, The Pope St Jean Paul II and Kate Moss.


Roger won a Silver Clio award for directing Frog (1998), a commercial he shot, directed and produced for The Green Party through his production company The Vatican. 

He filmed The Real Eve (2002)  a dramatic recreation documentary about the migration of the human race from the Rift Valley 140,000 years ago, in Kenya for Discovery Channel that was ranked 4th in the highest cable ratings. He was nominated for a Royal Television Society award in Best Cinematography for the documentary Dinosaur Hunters (2003), which he shot in Scotland for Channel Four. The same year The Toy Box, for which Roger was the Director of Photography won Best Foreign Film at Vancouver International Film Festival. It was hailed by critics as ‘The best handheld work seen on film’.   He filmed The Killing of John Lennon (2003/6), which premiered worldwide at the 2006 Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated for BAFTA’s Michael Powell Award.  Roger shot Truck of Dreams (2006) in India. The film won the World Cinema Award at the  2007 Washington DC Film Festival. 


Roger sat on the advisory panels for Kodak and The Royal Geographic Society. He has organised annual seminars on cinematography for the Notting Hill Film Festival. He has been featured in various articles and magazines, Arri News, Fuji – Exposure Mag, Channel 4 – Making Movies and Music on Air.

  1. Commercial


    Clio Award – Silver

    Director: Roger Eaton

    Producer: Judy Parkinson

    Production Co. : Simons, Palmer, Denton, Clemmow & Johnson – Basement

  2. documentary

    The Real Eve

    Year: 2002

    Director: Andrew Piddington

    Producer: Paul Ashton

    Cinematographers: Brandon Apps (malaysia & australia) | Roger Eaton

  3. biography

    The Dinosaur Hunters

    Year: 2002

    Director: Andrew Piddington

    Producers: Andrew Piddington, Steven Clarke, J.C.Wilsher

    Starring: Henry Ian Cusick 

    Cinematographer: Roger Eaton

  4. thriller

    Toy Box

    Year: 2005

    Director: Paolo Sedazzari

    Writer: Paolo Sedazzari 

    Producer: Simon Mason

    Cinematographer: Roger Eaton

  5. drama


    Year: 2002

    Director: Andrew Piddington

    Writers: Andrew Piddington, Steven Clarke, J.C.Wilsher 

    Starring: Henry Ian Cusick

    Cinematographer: Roger Eaton

  6. documentary

    Boys with broken ears

    Year: 2013

    Director: Nima Shayeghi

    Writer: Nima Shayeghi

    Starring: David Alamouti, Golriz Kolahi, Nima Shayeghi, Siamak Shayeghi

    Cinematographer: Roger Eaton

  7. documentary


    Year: 2014

    Director: Dante Tanikie-Montagnani

    Writer: Dante Tanikie-Montagnani

    Producers: Roger Eaton | Mikey Meegan

    Cinematographer: Roger Eaton

  8. drama

    Shuttlecock (Director’s Cut)



Roger has had the privilege of working with many film industry elite including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Tom Cruise, Nathalie Portman, Sidney Poitier, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Forest Whitaker, Thandie Newton, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren Gael Garcia Bernal, Daniel Bruhl, Ralph Fiennes as well as for Snoop Dogg and Dave Stewart & John Stewart on various feature, short films, music videos, teasers and EPKs. Roger shot the feature film Sins of A Father in 2013/14 and footage that made the final cut in ’By The Sea’ (dir. Angelina Jolie – 2015)  & ‘First They Killed My Father’ (dir. Angelina Jolie – 2017).