Roozée is a freelance photographer specializing in environments and
portraiture. After graduating from
Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, Travis worked as a photographer’s assistant
with the architectural photography firm Hedrich Blessing and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
in New York City. Travis has been photographing independently since 2002, working
for a variety of clients. His work has been published in The New York Times,
House Beautiful and New York Magazine.
His first solo exhibition was at the Arsenal Gallery in New York’s Central Park in September 2005. The show, Rooftop Brooklyn, documented a Brooklyn pigeon keeper and his rooftop coops. Currently, Travis is an instructor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Harrington College of Design.
My fellowship gave me the opportunity to photograph a part of New York City that I found fascinating while also collaborating with the Design Trust, which added structure and certainty that my previous documentary projects have lacked.