Featured photographer, Steve Richmond
I have a short but sweet interview with a photographer who I have been following on flickr for a long time, Mr. Steve Richmond from the UK. Read on…
Hi, thanks for being on JCH. Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself.
Hey Bellamy, I’m Steve Richmond, I’m 33, and I live in Shoreditch, east London. I’ve been talking photographs since school.
I notice from your work that travel is quite a bit feature for you. Is this a choice with photography in mind? Any places that are on the list?
Yes, I guess a lot of the stuff I’ve taken has been abroad. I don’t really travel that much, maybe a few weeks a year. This suits me because it’s the easiest way for me to get out of my comfort zone so I can focus a bit more on what I’m doing. There’s loads of places I’d like to visit like Greece and Portugal, maybe Australia one day too.
Do you have a process when you go shooting? Or are you just going out and shooting whatever comes your way?
I like to have a fairly good idea about what sort of light I should prepare myself for, and do a bit of research up front if I’ve not been there before. Once I’m at the location I’m intending to photograph, I guess, I just to relax and see what comes up.
If your photography had a voice what do you think it would be saying?
I don’t really think I’m trying to say anything. I just hope to create images are a little interesting.
Where would you like to see your photography develop in the future?
Like most photographers I’d like focus on projects which have a unique perspective on something that hasn’t been photographed much.
Could you tell our readers what photographers inspire you?
Yes, I love the work of Koudelka, Boogie, Thomas Hoepker & Gilles Peress. My favourite book is called Wonderland by Jason Eskenazi. If I could create work like his, I’d be in heaven.
Do you have any advice for people who are starting out or are struggling for inspiration?
Don’t worry about it.
Any messages for the readers of JCH?
Bellamy has some really nice cameras which you should buy.
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Brilliant, thanks for the plug :)and thanks for the interview. It is great to see you on here, I am a particular fan of your work from North Korea, it made me want to go. Check out the links and follow Steve on twitter for regular updates on his work.
Hi Steve. Nice work. Do you have tips for good film lab in london? Cheers.
Hey Yann – I dev the b&w stuff myself and send all the colour to Peak Imaging in Sheffield. They’re an excellent pro lab, which I think a lot of people use. Very good for 120 dev too, which would be tricky to find in central London.