Richard Osbourne

Norwich, United Kingdom

"PhotoGlassWorks - Beautiful large photographic artworks of nature and cityscapes"
My interest in photography started at a very young age when I was given a tiny cartridge film camera. I started photography seriously at art college in 1987, mainly working with 35mm black and white film and printing my own images but also some studio and location shooting during a product design degree course. I started shooting semi-professionally in 1999 whilst working as a graphic designer from where interest exploded into a total obsession: I turned full-time professional in 2003. My photographic artworks are in private and corporate collections and my image of Skye (V2ML10) won a Commendation in ‘Take a View’ UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 and my image of NWT Holme Dunes (V4N11) was shortlisted in the 2010 competition. Thirteen of my images won Honourable Mentions in the International Photography Awards 2012.

Artwork clients include many NHS Trusts, The Crown Estate, Aviva, BMI Healthcare, Warwick Business School, Nuffield Health, Pizza Express, Holiday Inn, Land Securities, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Q Hotels. About 8 million people see my work on the walls of public and private buildings in Britain every year.

My images are licensed via several stock libraries. Images are licensed directly to many interior designers, architects, and manufacturers for interior projects and products who find that the super-high resolution of my panoramic images, in particular, works very well at large sizes on walls.

I use a Phase One IQ260 digital back with Mamiya and Cambo cameras and Rodenstock and Schneider lenses often stitched to create super-high-resolution single or gigapixel panoramic images. I also use the Sony A7RIV for quicker shots and for longer telephoto work. Tripods are a Gitzo 2 series-leveling and a 5 series with a panorama head. Bags are by Think Tank and Lowepro, filters are mainly Lee.
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