Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative photography
By Julie Burton
What does he do and who inspires him?
He defines himself as a guardian of the legacy
of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, as his
work consists of urban architecture
photography, conceptual photography
or portrait and self-portrait
He focuses on the use of light and shadows
such as night photography which sublimates
the everyday by giving it a touch of mystery
What sort of work does he produce and what he thinks is
important about portraying it?
Richard believes a successful photographer should tell a story
and create an impact on the viewer he exclaimed “It must catch
the eye and inspire them”
All of his works consists of a very particular theme, which is
quite dark and grey, he seems to emphasis his photos very well
doing so as he uses lighting and composition cleverly.
An interesting quote from him on how he thinks photography should
be portrayed and obviously what he also practices.
“The aesthetic choices of composition, framing and lighting are
involved in the development of what we want to show / tell
share. They are not the final goal of photography, just tools to
achieve a visual message. “
Richard has a series of what he calls „box
head‟ which is why I chose him
specifically because it was a clear,
interesting narrative which was a
consistent theme and story.
inspired by the
„Box head‟ series
He took 15-20 images, which are in
chronological order. Starting from here.
The meaning to the series and
The series follows misadventures and
social degradation of this strange
character wearing a card board box for a
What was he trying to say and portray
through these photos?