Dominic Rouse was born in England in 1959, and educated at St. Joseph's College, Ipswich, Suffolk. He began his photographic career at sixteen as a photojournalist, joining Essex County Newspapers in 1977, and spent a further five years working for the local and national press.
Finding that the technical limitations of newspaper work left him unsatisfied, he returned to college in 1982 to study advertising and commercial photography at the Blackpool and Fylde college. Developing a particular interest in multiple exposure techniques using large format cameras, three years of study was followed by a spell assisting Phil Jude, the London-based advertising photographer and protoge of Lester Bookbinder.
Moving to Norwich in Norfolk, Dominic opened his own successful studios, receiving commissions from national and international clients.
No longer dependent on commercial work, he is now free to devote his time to producing personal photographic artwork, using a blend of traditional and modern techniques.
Dominic's work is permanently on show in selected fine galleries in the East of England, and exhibited at The Association of Photographer's Gallery, London. He has won several UK national awards, and was the winner of the International Digital Exhibition Awards in 1999 and 2000. He is represented in the USA by The Benham Gallery, Seattle, The Lawrence Gallery, Portland, and has work represented in The Collection, Nash Editions.
Dominic's prints are hand-toned silver gelatin, and are made using archival-quality bromide papers. Longevity is assured. Prints are 20"x24", in editions of eight, or 16"x20", in editions of sixteen.