Richard divides his time between the UK and Middle East. Most of his commissioned work is in the advertising and design industries and he is well known for his automotive and location work in particular.
He also works as a features photographer for international editorial publications. Whenever possible, he likes to incorporate this 'documentary' approach into his commercial photography.
In recent years Richard has become increasingly committed to his personal projects and exhibiting them. He combines this with occasional teaching and public speaking events. He is a regular photo-blog contributor to Green Prophet, the leading website concerned with issues of sustainability in the Middle East.
Silver, Association of Photographers Awards, London 1999
Winner, Middle East Advertising Photographer of the Year, 2002
Winner, Al Thani Photography Award, Qatar, 2003
8th place, Al Thani Award, Qatar, 2004
Honourable mention, IPA, New York, 2004
Silver, PX3 Paris, 2011
Honourable mention, PX3 Paris, 2011
Association of Photographers Awards, 2011
2nd place International Digital category, Al Thani Award, Qatar, 2011
4th place, Emergent Artist Award, Dubai, 2012
Art of Photography Show, San Diego, 2012
Top country pick for UAE, IPA, New York, 2012
Association of Photographers Awards (2 categories) London, 2012
3rd Place, Fine Art Category, IPA, New York 2014
Finalist, Professional category, Syngenta Photography Award, London 2015
March 2009 Solo show - Community 366. A public space installation supported by the Dubai Culture and Art Authority.
October 2011 Group show - Metropolis 2.0 Empty Quarter Gallery, DIFC, Dubai.
September 2011 Awards show - Association of Photographers Awards. London.
September 2012 Awards show - Association of Photographers Awards. London.
September 2012 Awards show - Art of Photography Show. San Diego.
March 2013 Solo show - Abandoned. Shelter, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai.
June 2013 Solo Show - Abandoned. Mina Seyahi, Dubai.
November 2013. Oceanside Museum of Art, California. Contemporary Landscape Photography.
February - May 2014. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen. Arab Contemporary. Architecture, Culture and Identity.
March - April 2015. Somerset House, London. Scarcity-Waste exhibition. consumption project exhibited in own room.
June-July 2015 Scarcity-Waste, Galleria Ipogeo, Piazza Gea Aulenti (Public Space installation) 2015 World Expo, Milano, Italy
July 2015 Scarcity-Waste, Centro Cultural de Artes Visuais, Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 2015 Scarcity-Waste, Art and Craft Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
September 2015 Scarcity-Waste, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
I make large format archival ink jet prints in my own printing studio. These are released as strictly limited, short-run, editions. Prints are accompanied by a print certificate that forms the basis of a legal contract. When an edition is sold it will never be released in any other print form apart from those stated on the certificate. Prints come with a replacement guarantee.
Prints are currently made using an Epson 9880 large-format printer, with K3 Ultrachrome pigment inks and Epson Ultra-smooth fine art paper , which is a 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper that does not utilise any fade-prone artificial brighteners. This combination of ink and paper has been tested by the Wilhelm Institute (please check on their website) and found to have the following lifespan before noticeable fading and/or change in colour balance.
Framed under normal glass 108 years
Framed under UV filter glass 175 years
Dark storage upwards of 300 years
Contrary to some claims, digital ink jet prints are superior in this regard to any currently available colour chemical print. If you don't believe me, try finding any valid independent evidence for the archival qualities of the c-type or ilfochrome/cibachrome print, or even the mythologised dye-transfer print. If you find anything please let me know! Of course, the life expectancy of any print will vary wildly according to environmental and atmospheric factors. The testing mentioned above is primarily concerned with light-fastness.
For the technically-minded, images offered as prints have usually been captured on either 5'x4' or 8'x5' film, drum scanned to 16 bit files in excess of 100MP, and printed at sizes that require zero interpolation of data.
Please contact me if you are interested in buying or exhibiting prints.