Richard, the photographer.
Born in the south of England Richard grew up and moved all over the country including the North East of England, County Durham and Cleveland, Cheshire, Sussex and The West Midlands picking up accents as he went. The other thing he picked up at a young age was a camera, and everything grew from there.
His career started on a low budget British film called Distant Shadow, shooting the production and promotional stills. After one of the locations burned down - a seafront hotel in Brighton - it gave him an excuse to badger the Brighton Argus for a portfolio meeting and to show the last photographs of the hotel before it burned. Thankfully, the fire had nothing to do with the film. He took his photography to see the Chief Photographer
hoping to be given a chance to shoot their daily news and features. The meeting went well. He stayed there for 5 years until the bright
lights of London called and stints as a news, features and celebrity photographer began at some of the country's best and most well known picture agencies; Big Pictures, Images International, Kent News & Pictures, NewsPics and Barcroft Media.
As time moved on an opportunity to live and work in India landed on his lap. A nosey traveller by nature Richard packed his bags, jetted off and enjoyed meeting and photographing some of life's most incredible people and places. Two visits to the worlds largest family lead to some of Richards most widely seen images and a documentary on National Geographic. His film of The Incredible Snake Girl of India now records in excess of 21 million views on You Tube.
Eventually the time came to return to Blighty and he settled in the West Midlands - it seemed like the best place to be being in the centre of everywhere he’d likely need to be. The bag of cameras grew, the house grew, the pet tortoise moved in to an enormous and luxurious outdoor enclosure but it hasn't grown. And then the family grew by one creating the biggest photographic project yet - the project that never ends; a child.
An Accredited Photographer member of the Association of Photographers, in 2020 he was awarded Runner Up in the British Photography Awards having had 2 images shortlisted from the thousands submitted to the competition.
If you would like to commission Richard, collaborate on a project or use one of his photographs, get in touch using the details on the contact page.
Until then, sit back, flick through a selection of photographs that represent a career of freezing moments in life.