Roy Murphy worked as a commercial artist and illustrator in art studios and printing houses for many years before becoming a professional photographer. His love of nature has been the prevailing influence on his photography. In his book "Angeles National Forest," he captures the fleeting moods of flowers and wildlife. His prints and murals hang in numerous private collections and public buildings in the United States and Canada.
Sierra Club Guides to National Parks, Friendly Exchange, Ford Times, National Forest Foundation. The Nature Conservancy, Outdoor Photographer, Modern Photography, Rangefinder, National Parks and Forests books, posters, maps and brochures.
Sunset, Desert, Westways, California magazines, and picture books, Los Angeles Times, Big Santa Anita Historical Society, California Environmental Project and several trail guides.
Contract photography for U.S. Forest Service
Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Sequoia National Forests.
Winema, Deschutes, Mount Hood, Columbia Gorge, and selected forests in region 6, (Oregon and Washington), Forest Service Audio Visual Dept., Washington D.C.
Received: Sierra Club
Elna Bakker Nature Interpretation Award
Visiting with Huell Howser on KCET
Areas photographed in Color and Black and White
with 4 X 5, 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 and 35mm
Pacific Coast, Mountains, and Desert.
National Forests: Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland, Los Padres.
Parks and Preserves: Channel Islands, Joshua Tree, Anzo Borrego, Imperial Dunes, Carrizo Plain, Nipoma Dunes.
Pacific Coast, National and State Parks and Forests, Redwoods, Sequoia, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Inyo and Bristecone Pine.
Pacific Coast, National Parks, Forests and Preserves: Deschutes, Winema, Umpqua, Rogue River, Williamette, Columbia Gorge, Oregon Dunes, Crater Lake, Klamath and Crater Lake.
Pacific Coast, National Forests, Olympic National Park and Rain Forest.
National Forests: Toyabe, Humbolt. National Parks and Preserves: Big Basin, Dune Mountain, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Cathedral Gorge, Grimes Point, Petroglyphs, Desert, Lakes and miscellaneous points of interest.
National Forests: Cache, Dixie. National Parks: Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon.
National Parks: Teton and Yellowstone
Glacier National Park, Buffalo Preserve and Prairie Dog Town.
Color Slide Presentations Available
Angeles National Forest
The natural scenic beauty of these San Gabriel and Castaic mountains with their changing moods in all seasons. The animals, birds, flowers and chaparral, make for a colorful and interesting program.
San Bernardino National Forest
This forest, encompassing San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and part of the San Gabriel mountains, presents a fascinating variety of terrain. Add an equally varied mix of wildlife, flowers and chaparral making an exciting, informative and colorful program.
Nature Photography in the West
The territory covered in this slide presentation includes California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Alberta. Beautiful mountains, deserts, coastline, rain forest, wilderness and wildlife.