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April 11, 2011

Wedding Photography: Claire & Ash’s Wedding – Lincolnshire

Ok, so the post a week thing kind of took a back seat for a few weeks. But I’m here to make up for it! Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of working as a second shooter for Chris Beaumont, shooting the wedding of Claire & Ash in Lincolnshire. I was responsible for shooting all the groom’s preparation photos and general shots of the wedding day. I’d never shot the groom getting ready – and boy do those guys get ready quickly, 5 mins and they’re done! Nevertheless I got some great shots and really had a good time. Here’s a couple of my favourites from the day…..

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February 13, 2011

Time to sell some work…

I have decided to sell my exhibition pieces from University.

These photos are available to buy direct from me (email crichards20@hotmail.co.uk) or take a look at my shop here

Photography by Clare

‘Abandonment: RAF Newton’  is a collection of photographs made at RAF Newton, an abandoned air base 7 miles from Nottingham. The base was opened in 1940 and was used during World War II as a bomber base. The base was closed in 2000 and stood abandoned and slowly decaying for 10 years.

All around the RAF base remained parts of the lives that used to fill this place, The remains were left scattered around, some touched by other intruders others changed by nature, in the process of decay. Abandonment centres around the derelict interiors whilst looking at the beauty in decay of these spaces.
Like the RAF base itself did the work acts as a memory to what was and now the base has been torn down to make way for a by-pass. Now the photographs will remain as a record of this surreal, delicate and beautiful and temporary space.

These photos are available to buy direct from me (email crichards20@hotmail.co.uk) or take a look at my shop here

Thanks for looking! 🙂

January 19, 2011

Oh my, What a camera collection!

I knew my camera collection grown, but I didn’t just how much. I currently own 11 camera’s, 10 of which are shown here, the 11th is the Nikon D80 which I photographed the collection with. I’ve been lucky to have been given some of them, others I have bought from antique markets or on ebay………

…….I’ve sat here for half an hour now and I still can’t pick my favourite, the Yashica Mat 124G (middle back) is definitely up there, an old faithful. The Bolsey 35 (front, third from the left) unfortunately doesn’t work, but is one I bought purely only aesthetic value. Alot of my personal and experimental photography work is done on film as I love the quality and the tactile feeling of having actually made something you can hold. But my D80 is my baby and its the camera I spend most of my time with, I think I’ve spent more time with this camera than I have some of my closest friends, (sorry to those of them that are reading this!) So there you have it, my beautiful collection…may it continue to grow & prosper.

[Left to Right. Back row: Diana F+, Polaroid Colour Swinger, Yashica Mat+ 124, Popular Brownie, Nikon F80. Front row: Fisheye 2, Kodak Instamatic 50, Bolsey 35 Model B, Zenit 12XP, Kodak Tele 1]

January 13, 2011

Francesca Woodman: Exhibition

Next weekend is the close of the Francesca Woodman exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make it down to London to visit it, Woodman was one of my main influences all through university and seeing her work in the flesh would have really made my day. 

I discovered her work during my first year and it wasn’t until this time that I realised just how experimental, provocative and  releasing photography could be. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work take a look here, she took a lot of self portraits using herself and her environment in unusual ways within the frame of the photo. Her work inspired my own self-portrait project, which I’ve taken a look back over here after re-discovering Woodman’s work. It’d be interesting to see how I’d work on this project again since graduating. I bought a remote control for my DSLR from Amazon, so this project would certainly be a lot easier now seeing as my self portrait project was shot entirely on 35mm film, involving a lot of props & running back and forth to the camera! (Click on images to enlarge)

October 23, 2010

Camera was out of action so I tried to get creative somehow…

October 6, 2010

My Brand Spanking New Website is Here!

After long last, it’s here, I have launched my website! Hooooray! After many late nights spent resizing, saving and arranging, it’s done! Please take a look……www.clarerichardsphotography.co.uk. Let me know your thoughts and opinions, whether you love it or hate it, let me know!

http://www.clarerichardsphotography.co.uk

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