“Without dreams there can be no courage, and without courage there can be no action”. - Wim Wenders

 

Tim Richmond is an English photographer graduated at London College of Printing in film and photography.  For over 25 years Richmond has photographed for international publications including L’Uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, Telegraph Magazine, World of Interiors, GQ, and Nowness.

After intensely studying cinema, Richmond discovered his “colour palette” through the application of a cinematographers’ device, where the hand processed negative retains some silver, yielding a unique subtle de-saturation in the prints. Thereafter the printing is a heartfelt, poetic process, guided by memories of the moment that the shutter clicked.

Since 2008 he has concentrated on his long-term documentary projects. The first of which Last Best Hiding Place (2007-2014) was published 2015. 

"Last Best Hiding Place, explores the texture of life in the American High Plains—the tough, sparsely populated landscape of Wyoming and Montana. These pictures are both fresh and true. In looking at this region in a genuinely novel way, he makes pictures that get to the heart of the emotional tenor of the place, and is consistently able to tease out vital truths from the most “commonplace” subject matter. This is his special skill."

(Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art)

Currently Richmond is working on several projects, in UK 'Love Bites', and ‘The Quarry’ plus another one in the USA.

Love Bites is a personal study of the people and places of the Bristol Channel coast. His photographs explore the slack end of the neoliberal economic scale, a world of fading memories, low-wage service jobs, and tawdry entertainments. This world is, in essence, a microcosm of present-day Brexit Britain, and his pictures perfectly embody its uneasy, uncertain nature. These images are lyrical, melancholy, oblique, intimate, and mysterious—as complex and vital as life itself" 

(Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art)

The photographs in Love Bites are informed by a strong sense of documentary realism, the finishing touches and style leaning towards the cinematic, taking cues from British Realist filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Last Resort, Shane Meadows’ This is England and Ken Loach’s Kes.

Francesca Maffeo Gallery is looking forward to exhibiting Love Bites in September 2018.

Richmond’s prints are housed in many private collections and his work has been exhibited in a range of shows that include Brugge Photo Festival, Rencontres d'Arles, Grimaldi Gavin and Musee de l'Elysee. He has also been published widely in Nowness, Photomonitor, GUP Magazine, Another Magazine, Raw View Magazine.