HI! I'M RICHARD SPURDENS
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.
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.
Today I work with a digital camera and enjoying the challenge of photographing different things. However with my own studio I do enjoy working to create good Portrait and fashion type images. I also shoot 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 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.
Richard Spurdens DPAGB, EFIAP/Platinum.