Instagram

21. September 2017

Richard's photography is now available to view on Instagram. Regular posts will be a mixture of new work, personal project updates and architectural photography from his extensive archive.

Front Cover

15. March 2017

A photograph Richard shot for MSR has made the front cover of Architecture MN. The Mar / Apr issue features winning projects in the AIA Honor Awards and the AIA directory of landscape architects.

AIA Honor Award

16. February 2017

MSR have received an AIA Honor Award for the Bee & Pollinator Discovery Centre. The project has also received the 2017 Wood Design Award - 'Beauty of Wood category'.

Pillbox Shoot

12. October 2016

This new photograph to be included in the series Defensive Structures in the British Landscape was taken near Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria and is one of many along this stretch of coast. The stop line was located to deter a beach invasion from the Walney Channel whilst also providing cover for the strategically important Walney Island Airport.

Wallpaper* - 3M Design Center Shoot

29. August 2016

Richard was recently commissioned by Eric Quint - Chief Design Officer at 3M, to photograph their new Design Center at 3M Global Headquarters in St Paul, Minnesota. Photographs from the shoot have been published by Wallpaper* magazine.

Bee and Pollinator Discovery Centre

12. July 2016

MSR have asked Richard to take photographs of a new Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center in advance of it opening to the public in the fall 2016. The building is nestled in the rolling hills of Minnesota's Landscape Arboretum on the site of a former hilltop farmstead. The center will provide visitor's with a variety of demonstrations and exhibits to raise awareness of bees and their vital role as pollinators.

Mall of America

02. July 2016

DLR Group have commissioned Richard to produce a set of exterior photographs of their new extension to Mall of America - the largest shopping complex in North America. The project includes new retail space, a Marriott hotel, restaurants and a new office building.

Itasca Biological Field Station

20. June 2016

Richard has just returned from the lake country of northern Minnesota where he photographed a new biology field station for MSR. Situated near the source of the Mississippi River, the station has been an important site for field biology research for the University of Minnesota since the 1940's. The station uses 16 geothermal wells and photovoltaic solar panels to generate as much energy as it uses, giving it a zero energy footprint. This remote location often records the coldest winter temperatures in the whole US which explains why the walls are 12 inches thick.

Huss Center

09. February 2016

Richard has returned to the Huss Center at Saint Paul Academy to photograph the newly installed signage for HGA Architects. Elements include a large signature wall for all the students, faculty and staff from the year of construction and an innovative display detailing the donors who helped finance the new performing arts centre.

Architecture MN

14. December 2015

Richard's image of the National Theatre on London's Southbank (Denys Lasdun, 1976) was recently published in Architecture MN (Dec issue).

Although one of Britain's best known examples of post-war brutalist architecture, the building's facade has a tactile quality that seems far from brutal. The texture of the weather-boarded concrete clearly bears the grain of the timber shuttering used in its construction. In 1988, Prince Charles described the project as "a clever way of building a nuclear power station in the middle of London without anyone objecting." A public building of this size will likely continue to divide opinion for years to come; particularly, as Haworth Tompkins Architects begin a £70 million renovation. Despite controversy, the Royal National Theatre is now Grade II listed, and has become one of Britain's most prominent and respected performing arts venues.

Limited Edition Prints

Alder Hey Children's Hospital

16. November 2015

Hopkins Architects recently commissioned Richard to photograph a new research building at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. The brief was to capture the interactions between researchers and visitors facilitated by the spacious, corridor-free interior and the non-institutional atmosphere of the building's design. More

Saint Paul Academy - Performing Arts Center

13. October 2015

HGA Architects recently asked Richard to photograph their latest completed project in the Twin Cities. Over two days Richard produced a comprehensive set of interior and exterior photographs showing the newly opened Huss Performing Arts Center in use. More

Nya Rum Magazine

10. August 2015

Richard's work has been published in Swedish interior, architecture and design magazine Nya Rum. A photograph of a WWII pillbox located on Britain's North East coast was included in a feature titled "Best right now - photographer". Five additional images from the project were included in the feature. For details about limited edition prints from the series 'Defensive Structures in the British Landscape' please visit www.britishpillboxes.co.uk

Latest Work

24. July 2015

It has been a busy summer schedule for Richard with commissions on both sides of the Atlantic. He was recently commissioned by RSP Architects to photograph corporate interiors in New York City and New Jersey. At the beginning of the summer Richard photographed a large volume of work in the UK for Jack Trench including their new Islington showroom and a stunning barn conversion nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of Wiltshire.

Dezeen - Photo Essay

22. March 2015

Richard's photographs of British pillboxes have been published as a photo essay on Dezeen. This project is currently being exhibited at the Architectural Association in London until Mar 27th.

Exhibition - Architectural Association

05. February 2015

There will be an exhibition of Richard's photography at the Architectural Association in London throughout the month of March. Richard has been working on this project during his spare time and this is first time photographs from the series have been exhibited. There is more information at www.britishpillboxes.co.uk.

Clerkenwell Shoot

20. November 2014

This is Richard's latest commission for Jack Trench, a stunning bespoke kitchen in Central London. Clerkenwell is peppered with interesting buildings originally designed for light industry and in recent years a number have been converted into unique residential dwellings with a retained industrial aesthetic.

Sterling Prize 2014

17. October 2014

Liverpool's Everyman Theatre designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects, has won this year's Sterling Prize beating the LSE's Student Centre, as well as the Shard and the Olympic Aquatics Centre. Earlier in the year, Richard photographed the building and his photographs are available at VIEW Pictures.

London Views

05. September 2014

Richard has just completed a summer-long commission to photograph assorted views of London for a firm of economists based in the City. The brief was to deliver a volume of work with consistency in style and to incorporate the colours used in the firm's branding where possible.

Ark Brunel Primary Academy

28. July 2014

Ark Brunel is a new primary academy located in North Kensington, West London. Richard has recently been commissioned by Penoyre & Prasad to photograph this new building in use. The school is part of a larger mixed-use scheme still under construction.

Roca Gallery London

24. May 2014

Richard's photograph titled 'Sightline' has been selected for inclusion in the "Regenerating Capital" exhibition at the Roca Gallery London (designed by Zaha Hadid Architects). This exhibition has been curated by Doinel Gallery and forms part of this year's London Festival of Architecture. The exhibition explores the theme of regeneration and redevelopment in London. Regenerating Capital: June 2nd - August 23rd.

Switzerland

20. May 2014

Richard has just returned from shooting a bespoke kitchen in Switzerland for Cabinet Makers, Jack Trench Ltd. Corian-clad surfaces compliment hardwearing Oak block board - treated with white oil to maintain the natural tones of the wood.

Bishop Edward King Chapel, Cuddesdon

08. May 2014

This new chapel at Rippon Theological College was designed by Níall McLaughlin Architects. The Chapel is used daily by a small community of nuns, the Sisters of Begbroke. Inside the building's nave-like interior, an elegant timber lattice structure rises up to a lime plastered ceiling. A ribbon of high windows flood the chapel with even light. This building made it to the RIBA Stirling shortlist in 2013. More of Richard's photographs can be seen in Case Study C.

Everyman Theatre - Liverpool

17. April 2014

Haworth Tompkins Architects designed this new theatre on the site of the 19th century Hope Hall. The 400 seat auditorium is a thrust stage design and constructed from the reclaimed brick of the original building. On the west facade, life sized portraits of ordinary Liverpool residents have been water cut into sheet metal sunshades to create an engaging piece of public art.

Furniture Shoot

20. March 2014

Richard has just been commissioned by furniture manufacturer SCP to photograph newly installed pieces at Central Working - an innovative shared workspace designed to foster collaborations and partnerships.

2012 Athletes' Health Centre - Post Games

17. February 2014

Penoyre & Prasad recently commissioned Richard to photograph the former Athletes’ Health Centre in East London. Now in post games mode and named the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre, this new NHS facility comprises of 3,800m2 state-of-the-art accommodation for NHS primary care needs along with an additional 1,500m2 of premises for the East Village Community Development Trust. More photographs can be seen in the Case Study A section.

Limited Edition

05. February 2014

The first two signed prints from an edition of 12 have been sold to collectors in London and Switzerland. 50 x 50cm printed using archival C-Type Fuji Crystal Archive Matt.

Soho Loft

15. January 2014

Richard's last commission of 2013 was for Michaelis Boyd Associates. The project was a recently completed loft style apartment in Soho, London. During its construction every effort was made to use natural materials and finishes such as lamb's wool insulation and clay plaster ceilings.

Private House

25. November 2013

Earlier this month Richard was asked to photograph an interesting residential project in North London. Designed by Alma-Nac Architects, the 300sqm home is divided into 3 components: a larch-clad block sandwiched between two rendered volumes. Floor to ceiling sliding doors by Fineline allow the main living space to open out onto a private walled garden.

Jack Trench - 10 Years

03. October 2013

An exhibition celebrating 10 years of work by Jack Trench Ltd has opened at Craft Central Gallery in London. Richard has been documenting their work for a decade and 17 of his images were selected from the archive and framed for the show.

Open House London

26. September 2013

Over 2 days 40,000 people visited Battersea Power Station to see it one last time in all its dilapidated glory. Richard was pleased to be included in the outdoor exhibition of work by VIEW photographers.

Exhibition - Battersea Power Station

12. September 2013

Richard's photograph of the Royal Hospital Chelsea has been selected for inclusion in the first ever outdoor exhibit during London Open House. Mounted large format prints will be displayed in the Pop-up Park at Battersea Power Station (21st - 22nd September).

Chetham's School of Music

15. July 2013

Richard has just returned from shooting a new school building in Manchester. This contemporary addition to the Chetham's School of Music has been chosen for three different RIBA awards. Designed by Stephenson: ISA Studio, the new building provides a mix of music and academic facilities, including: a 100-seat recital space, 4 ensemble rooms, 50 music teaching rooms and 62 practice rooms.

Serpentine Pavilion

17. June 2013

Richard has photographed this year's Serpentine Pavilion which has been designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Described as a cloud like transparent structure, the clusters of irregularly stacked cubes become blurred as the pavilion dissolves into trees and sky. Visitors can find their seat on raised platforms and are sheltered from rain by a layer of transparent plastic discs.

Telegraph Magazine

29. April 2013

At this year's KBB Review Awards, Jack Trench was awarded Kitchen Designer of the Year for the Creek House project. A recent article in the Telegraph Magazine (April 27th) included one of Richard's photographs from the Creek House kitchen shoot.

Hopkins 3 - New Monograph

05. April 2013

Hopkins 3 published by Prestel is the latest volume in a trilogy of monographs documenting almost four decades of architectural practice by Hopkins Architects. Richard has been taking photographs for the practice since 2007 and many of them are included in this new book.

New Website Launched

22. February 2013

Following a period of testing Richard's new website is formally launched. The site is designed to work effectively with a range of screen sizes and devices.

From the Archive - Schwartz House

06. December 2012

A few years ago, Richard had the pleasure of photographing a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This Usonian-themed design was initially included in the article “Dream House," a collaboration with the Architectural Forum and Life magazine. The article was based on the building of eight dream homes for income levels ranging from $2,000 - $10,000. Businessman Bernard Schwartz was keen to own a house designed by the architect and in 1939 commissioned the Life Magazine scheme in his hometown of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Church of St Mary Aldermary

04. November 2012

Founded some 900 years ago and rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary is now home to the Host Cafe. Richard was commissioned by Jack Trench Ltd to photograph this bespoke coffee bar and seating area in its architectural context. Situated at the rear of the church as you enter through the main doors and commanding spectacular views of the splendid fan-vaulted ceiling and Gothic interior, the Host Cafe has been conceived as a space for quiet contemplation and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life.

Association of Photographers Open Award 2012

17. September 2012

Richard's photograph of 'Bright Angel Canyon, USA, 2011' has been shortlisted for the AOP Open Awards and selected for the Truman Brewery exhibition in October. The signed photograph was printed by Metro Imaging: C-Type Lambda, dry mounted onto acid free archival card - limited edition 1 / 12

Couin de Vacque

29. August 2012

Richard has just returned from shooting a newly completed family home on the southeast coast of Guernsey. The building sits at the top of a steep hillside taking in views of St. Peter Port and the island of Herm.

The Decisive Moment

15. August 2012

The photograph titled 'The Decisive Moment' has been printed and framed by Metro Imaging and purchased by a private collector in London. C-Type Lambda Print and framed using European Oak finished in neutral wax - final artwork 120cm x 120cm.

The Barn

27. July 2012

Richard was commissioned to photograph a recently completed project in the Channel Islands. The main building takes its shape from a retained timber frame barn structure. A modern 4 bedroom wing framing a south-facing garden was added and the entire external structure is seamlessly detailed in Sweet Chestnut timber rainscreen cladding.

Interior Shoot

15. June 2012

Richard was commissioned by bespoke cabinet maker Jack Trench Ltd to photograph the kitchen of a new seaside home designed by John Pardey Architects. The house is located on the North Norfolk Heritage coastline near Brancaster Staithe. The brief was for the photos to capture the clean pared-back design of the kitchen whilst communicating the warmth and functionality of the space.

Converted Stable Block

20. April 2012

A window of fair weather amidst relentless April showers provided an opportunity for Richard to shoot this interesting grade II listed residential property - a commission for Soup Architects. The building was originally a stable block for Ham House and was built in 1610. In the 1970's it was converted into 2 residential units and Soup Architects were recently asked to reunify the property into a single family home.

Wellcome Collection

29. January 2012

Hopkins Architects asked Richard to re-visit one of their older projects to try and capture the atmosphere of the Wellcome Collection entrance and cafe at dusk for a new Hopkins monograph. The building is situated on the Euston Road - one of the busiest roads in the UK. Having decided that the ideal time to shoot was in late January when the Christmas decorations had been removed and dusk fell during opening hours, Richard then calculated that the traffic light sequence provided a window of opportunity every 12 minutes. At the right moment, the people, the traffic, the ambient light levels all came together for the photograph to be taken.

University of Brighton

08. January 2012

First shoot of the year - Hopkins Architects commissioned Richard to photograph a new building at the Falmer Campus, University of Brighton. The weak winter sunshine provided the perfect conditions to show the north elevation and how the building steps down into the landscape beyond.

London's Natural History Museum

30. November 2011

A brief to shoot the Natural History Museum's Waterhouse building at night required the stitching together of 12 separate photographs to achieve a super wide unobstructed view.

BD Feature

31. October 2011

Richard's photographs of the Henrietta Barnett School commissioned by Hopkins Architects were published in the October 28th issue of Building Design (BD).

Permasteelisa Commission

15. October 2011

International architectural engineering firm Permasteelisa Group set Richard the task of shooting 7 separate London projects in 7 days to be delivered in time for a publishing deadline.

The Colorado Plateau

29. September 2011

Richard has recently returned from a trip to the USA's southwest. Photographs of Bryce Canyon and Bright Angel Canyon now form part of his growing collection of landscape photographs.

The Henrietta Barnett School

11. August 2011

As the summer term drew to a close, Richard was commissioned by Hopkins Architects to photograph the new wings of the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Since the 1960's, 17 separate schemes had been proposed, but none of them received planning permission until the proposal of 2 symmetrical L-shaped wings was submitted by Hopkins. The Lutyens designed school, originally built as an adult institute for learning, has an excellent reputation and is currently listed as the UK's top non-private girls' school.