As a native of Baltimore Maryland, Roy began his career as a promotional and advertising photographer in June 2002. Having no formal training in the medium, Roy began taking photographs of friends and family and this pastime quickly turned into a full-time passion. Roy spent most of his free time teaching himself the technical aspects of the art, and developed his passion for editorial and fashion photography. In October 2002, Roy opened his first studio in a commercial building that was not far from where he grew up. It was important to him to stay in Baltimore, because the city has always felt like home to him. It was at this time that Roy began his career as a professional photographer.