Richard was born and raised in London, United Kingdom, and grew up taking photos on disposable cameras like a lot of children in the 1990s. His father and grandparents always had a love of photography and encouraged Richard to be as creative as he could growing up.
In 2011, just before his twentieth birthday, Richard joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a Police Officer. Having spent many years watching “The Bill” Richard fully intended to help people whilst working in this role. Disheartened with the lack of empathy within the Police, and suffering from PTSD himself, Richard left the Metropolitan Police in 2016 and moved over to work in an office for a large company.
Richard left the corporate world in 2019 to start a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography at London South bank University and, since graduating in 2022, began a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at University of the Arts London.
Around his studies, Richard’s previous clients have included the House of Commons, The Green Party, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and several not for profits.
2022 – Ambedo, curated by Hayley Glover and Ciaran Inns, Copeland Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2021 – Out From The Mist, curated by Michael Lockwood, Gallery 48, Townsville, Australia
2021 – Out From The Mist, curated by Michael Lockwood, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2021 – Is Perception Reality?, chaired by Richard Mead and curated by LSBU students, Copeland Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2020 – This Matters Now, curated by Daniel Alexander and Dave Lewis, Borough Road Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2022 – Death and the Decisive Moment. Is the practice of photojournalism inherently violent?, Essay
2021 – The evolution of contemporary photographic practices and how they can further evolve to ethically address societal issues of the future, Essay
2020 – Signs of Protest, Zine