About Rory

My pet hate is mass emails and so I started my Rory in China blog. Initially it was just to keep my family and friends updated but it soon became so much more. After struggling with internet restrictions in China I managed to find a way around them and started gaining followers from all over the world. I actually enjoyed the writing and found it helped me cope with the culture shock of moving to and living in a foreign country.

The teaching experience was great but I was still searching for a passion. Since I was a young boy I had wanted to visit New Zealand and so upon completing my contract in China I embarked upon a six-week adventure around both the North and South Islands once again cataloguing my journey on Rory in New Zealand. New Zealand is a photographer’s dream and it was here that my passion for Photography was ignited!

In 2012 I got the opportunity to engage in wildlife photography in the Kgalagadi National Park. This trip was a fundamental turning point in my life as it saw me hone my photography skills and gave birth to Rory Alexander Photography. Subsequently my photo of a Gabar Goshawk won the SANParks Facebook competition and was selected as their cover photo for the month of July 2012.

People say that it is only when we are away from something that we realise how much we take for granted and my love for Cape Town and South Africa saw the creation of Rory in South Africa.

Following the pattern, I have created this blog to catalogue my adventures in America of which this isn’t my first and surely won’t be my last.


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6 responses to “About Rory”

  1. Cyrus Janssen says :

    Awesome Rory! Have a great adventure mate! Will look forward to more pictures from your journeys in the states!

  2. Angela says :

    i thought i’d been checking in our your SA blog pretty frequently but apparently not frequently enough! i had no idea you were in america now (had to discover you on freshly pressed– again!). i’ll be coming home in a month, flying into nyc and then going to the dc area. definitely let me know if you’re going to be around!

    • Rory Alexander says :

      Hey Angela. No worries, I was just in America for three weeks but thought I’d keep the country blog themes going. Unfortunately I will miss you in the States as I am back in SA already. Maybe next time or if you come to South Africa give me a shout.

  3. Natalya K says :

    Hi Rory I love all the photos you have taken of NYC. I am a high school senior and would love to use your panoramic photo of the nyc skyline as the cover of our high school year book. Due to copyright issues we would need your permission to do so! If this is something that you would be ok with please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you very much.

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