Richard Heeps has long been a firm favourite of the team at seventy74.com as the Richard’s photography sits somewhere between art and reportage. He has exhibited widely at the major art fairs in London and abroad.
Having graduated from the Cambridge University Engineering Department in 1984, Richard went on to study Photography at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1991.
Richard has been photographing popular neighborhoods of the United States and Great Britain for more than 10 years, with an approach of seduction and saturated colours, he shows us his love and empathy for his subjects.
Richard's work also explores a diverse range of subject matter, from the Rockabilly culture in America to the eerie landscape of the Fens. His distinct yet varied style is heavily inspired by his childhood excursions to the Fens in his Father's car. He describes his view from within the car to be the start of his photo apprenticeship, stating that "I have been, and still am, exploring the unique fabric of the place from within the Car with Wings."
A little like the ever present influence on the team at seventy74.com his work is heavily inspired by the 40's and 50's, it tells a story and a state of mind through a relentless pursuit of the American dream. His pictures are a kind of personal photo-essay, from strip clubs in Bedfordshire, England to burlesque performances in Hollywood.
It this comedic realness that resonates with the aesthetic at seventy74.com.