Thomas Rodger
(1833-1883)

Died aged c. 50

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Millerdl on Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Rodger, 1833-1883, the first professional photographer in St. Andrews. He was taught the calotype process by Dr John Adamson, who induced him to make it his life's work. His pictorial record of the town, its people, the fisher folk and eminent visitors, brought him great fame. His favour with visiting royalty gave him journeys to London on royal photographic missions. He built this house and in it the first photographic studio in the town. Brewster, the Adamsons and Rodger together mae St. Andrews a world centre of photography.

6 St Marys Place, St Andrews, United Kingdom where they lived