Roger Leege earned a BA in Art / Education in 1971 at Goddard College and an MA in Visual Arts / Photography from Goddard in 1975, followed by post-graduate work in Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University and in Computer Science at the University of Hartford. As an artist and educator, he has worked at the intersection of Art and Technology throughout his career and has taught scholastic, college, and adult-level Visual Arts, Industrial Technology, Photography, Serigraphy, Videography, Desktop Publishing, and Web Programming, as well as Computer Science, Technical Drawing, and Engineering Design.
In his art practice, Leege selects and combines elements from the natural, cultural, and built environments to make images, ranging from 'straight' to heavily-manipulated, that inspire viewers to read the backstory; that is, images that suggest meaning beyond the pictorial and that produce an emotional and intellectual response. He takes a deliberately-refined approach to photography, focusing on formal craftsmanship, and adhering to standards of design, history, and philosophy that apply to all other 2D fine art. Leege believes that, in the best images, there is a coherent, surprising, and intensifying mixture of “speech”(the formal elements of the constructed image) and “story” (the revelation of creative meaning).