I like to photograph what gives me an emotional response and each time I pick up the camera my pictures become personal. What I am passionate about is all to do with visual beauty, and that is an important element in my work. From intimate portraits to elegant timeless figure studies, I try to apply the same demanding standards to all my photography.
Today as a hobbyist photographer I specialise in fine art and fine Art Nude figure studies and I enjoy working with the model to create an image that shows the female form in an elegant and timeless form.
I started taking photographs in the days of film and chemicals. My interests in those days were Motor sport (Rally sport) and I had images published regularly in the motoring press of the day.
I am based on the Leeds/ Bradford border (West Yorkshire – God’s own country!) but travel widely to work on locations and with models.
The letters after my name represent distinctions from both the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) and FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art). I started on the exhibition trail a few years ago now and have been pursuing the FIAP distinctions and have attained the AFIAP, EFIAP distinctions, in consecutive years, establishing a level of achievement with my work at national and international levels.
This website and blog is the main showcase for my work. I don’t tend to flood it with hundreds of images; just the ones that I feel best reflect my current portfolio. You can also read about my most recent successes (and failures!) and discover information that may or may be not useful to hobbyist photographers.
Richard Spurdens DPAGB, EFIAP/Platinum
“Fab Shoot with Richard, really easy going, great ideas, – we had a full days shoot and can honestly say the time just flew! would love to work with him again i think we got some really cool images”
AKH – Model
“Richard shot myself and Faith last week, at the Pit in Nottingham. Richard is very professional, easy going and great to work with. Richard has a great eye for capturing images and I highly recommend him to anyone. I look forward to working with him again.“
Darren S— Model
“Had the pleasure of working with Richard on location. Pre-shoot comms was excellent, Richard was very professional, respectful, and amazing to work with. We shot at two fabulous locations, covering different genres and I must say I absolutely enjoyed working with him and will gladly recommend him to all“
Faith Obae— Model
” I had the pleasure of working with Richard at his lovely studio! He had so many good ideas and we made the absolute most of a half day working together. Very organised, very professional – thoroughly enjoyable days working with him”
M I S C H K A H – Model
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus.
Sensual Photography .
Picture of the Week Ephotozine x 3.
EOS Magazine .
Thanks for viewing my images — I hope you enjoy my site and the work that I’m doing. Got something for me? Get in touch.