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Roy Inman
Lenexa, KS

About the Artist

Roy Inman's "Checkered photography career," as he refers to it, hints at the extensive variety of images he has created and the considerable amount of geography they represent. It all began shooting floods, fires and accidents in the wilds of Kansas City, Kansas decades ago. A time-lapse summary of his publications work would include: Photography for Time-Life publications, Ebony, The New York Times, General Electric, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Trains Magazine, American Artist, and more.

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About the Artist

Roy Inman’s "Checkered photography career," as he refers to it, hints at the extensive variety of images he has created and the considerable amount of geography they represent. It all began shooting floods, fires and accidents in the wilds of Kansas City, Kansas decades ago. A time-lapse summary of his publications work would include: Photography for Time-Life publications, Ebony, The New York Times, General Electric, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Trains Magazine, American Artist, and more.

Roy documented a "Day with the Goodyear Blimp" for the "Kansas City Star Sunday Magazine." It was a memorable assignment that provided him the opportunity to ride and actually drive the Goodyear Blimp! The Marine Amphib base on Coronado Island off the coast of California found him with a contingent of US Navy Seals, and another trip to the West coast was the jumping-off point for a junket with the USS Kansas City, and a helicopter airlift to board the USS Enterprise, America’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Another highlight was his five-year, 70,000-image documentation of the restoration of Union Station Kansas City, the second largest rail terminal in America, after New York’s Grand Central Terminal. A couple of World Series’, a Super Bowl, and a few Presidents later, Roy’s focus shifted from documentary photography to the more interpretive side of image capture.

This new direction led him to collaborate with innovative, award-winning interior designer and empowerment author Kelle Katillac in the creation of two books: "House of Belief: Creating Your Personal Style," and "Kids’ Sacred Places.” Roy has photographed entirely, or contributed to, more than a dozen books, and has photographed many calendars for the nationally-acclaimed Boelte-Hall printing company in Kansas City. His most recent books are: "City of Fountains: Kansas City’s Legacy of Beauty and Motion” and “Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City’s Best Chefs and Cooks,” which featured food photography shot in a more simple, classic style than is typical.

Artist’s Work

Kansas city southern southern belle
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Kansas City Southern Southern Belle

By Roy Inman

Royals rally group photo
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Royals Rally group photo

By Roy Inman

Gear wheel 1959
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Gear Wheel 1959

By Roy Inman

Jc nichols fountain summer fantasy
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JC Nichols fountain summer fantasy

By Roy Inman

Colorado city hall at sunset
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Colorado city hall at sunset

By Roy Inman

Midland marquee
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Midland Marquee

By Roy Inman

City market series 2 2
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City Market Series #2

By Roy Inman

Sneakers
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sneakers

By Roy Inman

Lost in the 50s
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lost in the 50’s

By Roy Inman

Jag sepia
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jag sepia

By Roy Inman

Into the blue 2
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Into The Blue

By Roy Inman

City market series 4 2
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City Market Series #4

By Roy Inman

Kauffman performing arts center in rain
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Kauffman Performing Arts Center in rain

By Roy Inman

Uskc man extension cord beam particles
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uskc man extension cord beam particles

By Roy Inman

Snow boy carrying logs
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Snow Boy Carrying Logs

By Roy Inman

Lincoln
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lincoln

By Roy Inman

Plaza lights post moderne
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Plaza Lights Post Moderne

By Roy Inman

Flower on table
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Flower on table

By Roy Inman

Classic News Photos
Plaza lights snow 013015 9
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Plaza lights snow 013015 9

By Roy Inman

Beets
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Beets

By Roy Inman

Horses silhouette
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Horses silhouette

By Roy Inman

Woman in orange dress 3
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Woman in orange dress

By Roy Inman

Up 844 departs kansas city
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UP 844 departs Kansas City

By Roy Inman

Kansas city november
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Kansas City November

By Roy Inman

Space and time
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Space and Time

By Roy Inman

B 2 spirit bomber
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B-2 Spirit Bomber

By Roy Inman

Rear windows
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Rear windows

By Roy Inman

Winsteads plaza reflection
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Winstead's Plaza Reflection

By Roy Inman

Uskc beam particles
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USKC Beam Particles

By Roy Inman

Pavillion swope park
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Pavillion Swope Park

By Roy Inman

Georgetown loop steamer
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Georgetown Loop steamer

By Roy Inman

Lawrence ks back alley
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Lawrence, KS back alley

By Roy Inman

Rainy sunflowers
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Rainy Sunflowers

By Roy Inman

Silver trees
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Silver Trees

By Roy Inman

Burlesque
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Burlesque

By Roy Inman

Farley merchantile
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Farley Merchantile

By Roy Inman

Plaza brush creek circular fence
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plaza brush creek circular fence

By Roy Inman

Silas and maddys
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Silas and Maddy's

By Roy Inman

Plaza lights 013015 12
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Plaza lights 013015 12

By Roy Inman

Snow street
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Snow Street

By Roy Inman

Plaza fantasy
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Plaza fantasy

By Roy Inman

Art of the car 1935 chrysler c1 airflow 4 door sed
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Art of the Car 1935 Chrysler C1 Airflow 4-Door Sedan

By Roy Inman

12th st bridge
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12th St. Bridge

By Roy Inman

Snow tree hand colored
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Snow Tree hand colored

By Roy Inman

Uskc rainy snowy night
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uskc rainy snowy night

By Roy Inman

Penn station newark nj
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Penn Station Newark, NJ

By Roy Inman

Shadow of winter
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Shadow of Winter

By Roy Inman

Yogurt store colors
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Yogurt store colors

By Roy Inman

Union station kansas city canopy view with man bw
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Union Station Kansas City Canopy View with Man B&W

By Roy Inman

Bw geese california dreamin
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B&W Geese-“California Dreamin”

By Roy Inman

Northland fountain
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Northland fountain

By Roy Inman

Curtain rises in purple
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Curtain rises in purple

By Roy Inman

Artskc ceiling
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ArtsKC ceiling

By Roy Inman

Iowa road
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Iowa road

By Roy Inman

Weston tobacco barn
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Weston tobacco barn

By Roy Inman

Weston chronice
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Weston Chronic;e

By Roy Inman

Asb bridge detail random colored textures
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ASB Bridge detail random colored textures

By Roy Inman

Art of the car 1931 auburn boattail speedster
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Art of the Car 1931 Auburn Boattail Speedster

By Roy Inman

Union Station Kansas City
Uskc light streams
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USKC light streams

By Roy Inman

Union station kansas city midway roof dusk
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Union Station Kansas City midway roof dusk

By Roy Inman

Selected Exhibitions

  • Landon Gallery
    Kansas City, MO, 2010
  • Union Station
    Kansas City, MO, 1999
  • Nelson-Atkins Musem
    Kansas City, MO, 1972

Press and Accolades

  • Inducted into University of Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame
    October, 2010
  • "City of Fountains: Kansas City's Legacy of Beauty and Motion" book published 11/12
  • "Last Bite Cookbook: 100 recipes from Kansas City's best chefs and cooks" published 10/12

Education

  • University of Missouri, M.A. photojournalism
    Columbia, Missouri,1969 
  • University of Kansas , B.S. journalism
    Lawrence, Kansas,1965