One of those ‘things’ that I have collected over many years takes the form of rotten paper on billboards and posts which nature has made its own. The torn and weathered images are gathered from my constant wanderings within city streets, which I have photographed across the world. Some time ago I showed my collection to my friend Lynda Ralph-Knight who suggested that I showed them to C.F. Smith, the paper manufacturer and bingo they published them in a book titled simply ‘Cut’. Shortly after I pitched for the film ‘High Fidelity’ for Stephen Frears, which I won and I used my images as the core to the main idea for the end title sequence.
Since then I have set up countless exhibitions, displaying my collections in galleries and art clubs such as The Chelsea Arts Club. Over the years I have sold private collections and one-off pieces to clients and friends alike, such as Ian Hart of Timothy James & Partners Ltd., Mo Henry of MBH and film sound supervisor Eddy Joseph. Now many pieces hang in homes throughout Europe and around the world.
Marie Hewitt, Director Individual Interior Solutions Limited recently commented, “Richard’s pieces of art can transform the look and feel of a room, whether it’s for Commercial, Marine or your Home. His art is just right to bring a sense of magic to any interior design, creating that perfect finishing touch”.