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About Richard


I have been a commercial photographer creating images for a wide cross section of clients for over three decades now. Around Australia and internationally I am known for my wine photography but having worked in the competitive Adelaide market since 1982, I have crafted images in just about every photographic discipline that there is.

The recent release of the seventh edition of the superb Penfolds ‘Rewards of Patience’ book marks twenty years of creating images for this iconic publication. I have now been commissioned to work on five editions in a row. Every five years Penfolds invites a selection of esteemed wine writers from around Australia and the world to taste all their wines dating back as far as their museum allows. I have had the privilege of photographing three vertical tastings of Penfolds Grange starting with 1952.

In August 2014, James Halliday released his stunning coffee table book 'Wine Atlas of Australia' which is full of my photography. This book is quite simply the most prestigious wine book published in Autsralia. In 2006, James Halliday personally requested that I provide images for the first edition of the 'Wine Atlas of Australia'. This edition promptly won the Louis Roederer 'International Wine Book of the Year'. A stunning achievement for an Australian publication. I supplied forty images for this book. The new 2014 edition has one hundred and fifty of my images.

In July 1999, I published a massive A2 size calendar called the 'Old Winery'. I created it in partnership with Fivestar Press and Spicers Paper, so it was absolutely the best quality you could imagine.

All the images were shot at the beautiful Magill Estate winery from 1994 until 1998. I took the original transparency film and printed Polaroid Transfer prints onto water colour paper. This process is insanely difficult and took weeks to get all twelve images printed to the standard I demanded. At the same time I released the calendar pages as a range of posters half of which have since sold out. The remaining posters are available individually or as a signed limited edition set of six.

 

 

 


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