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Richard Heeps
Contemporary fine art portrait photography | Photography by Richard Heeps
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Dimensions (including frame) 85cm x 112cm x 5cm / 33in x 44in x 2in

From Richard Heeps 'Man's Ruin' series, 'Wendy Flaming Eyeball'. Photographed on film printed from negative in the artist's darkroom. Richard worked as a theatre photographer for many years which meant he honed his skills to capture people in fleeting moments. The people in the series are not staged (except one or two), but Richard knew them well and photographed them many times meaning he became less intrusive and the moments captured more natural. Fifties rockabilly lifestyle enthusiasts and burlesque performers create an iconic aspirational look. 'Wendy Flaming Eyeball' is part of a sequence. Richard photographed of Wendy in her classic turquoise Oldsmobile car, with Barbie dolls strewn across the car dashboard.

This artwork is a limited edition of 25, gloss photographic print, dry-mounted to aluminium, presented in a museum board white window mount and a choice of black or white box frame made professionally in the UK. It is signed and numbered on reverse and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. It can be requested unframed or we can offer a consolidated shipping price when buying in multiples. This artwork can be purchased in bespoke sizes, just get in touch.

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Creation: 1-2 weeks
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Richard Heeps
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Fine art photography, hand printed in my Cambridge darkroom.

“Richard Heeps’ seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter - be it cool descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens- based photography without the need for digital manipulation."

Although I was brought up in East Anglia, I was heavily influenced by America, I visited American bases, I kept magazine cuttings and I followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in my imagery. "American" colour is a major aspect to my work, it drives my equipment and material choices.

At the age of ten I began participating in Art Shows and became comfortable with showing my work and the praise and criticism which is part of an artists development. In my early paintings Manhattan was a reoccurring theme, I was fascinated with New York.

In my professional career I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work in Museums and Public Galleries since the 1980's. These days I travel exhibiting at International Art Fairs and I still enjoy connecting with my audience, I am driven to create something and see how people respond to it and how they connect to it.