A photograph acts as a springboard for the viewer on a narrative journey. Stories revealed, true or imaginary.
In a seaside hotel lobby a woman stares out at a wet English day; Billy’s 2nd place Karate trophy in 1987; a transvestite enjoying a quiet cup of tea; a cowboy checking in at a motel on the way to who knows where…
Places can seem alone, like people, filled with melancholy.
My inspiration to photograph started in the 70’s watching movies such as Days of Heaven Terrence Malick’s tribute to vast open spaces; The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino and Vilmos Zsigmond’s vision of steel town America that was as stunning as tragic; Jack Nicholson bouncing off Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces; and continuing to this day with films such as Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, and Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. Auteur movies that ask as many questions as they answer.
I have seen no reason to stop loading film in my cameras, accepting the limitations of straight photography, whilst embracing the truthful analogue "moment". The content of the photograph is paramount, and yet the delicate tonality of the print leaving my darkroom is crucial to an appreciation of the image.
Tim Richmond for over 25 years has photographed for international publications including L’Uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, Telegraph Magazine, World of Interiors, Nowness, and Port.
Since 2008 he has concentrated on his long-term documentary projects. The first of which Last Best Hiding Place (2007-2014) was published June 2015, he is currently working on Love Bites, as well as making short documentary films.
His prints are housed in many private collections internationally.
Last Best Hiding Place. Kehrer 2015
Grimaldi Gavin - London 2015, Rencontres d’Arles - The Night of the Year 2015, Musee de l’Elysee - Lausanne, Nuits des Images 2014, Hollywood Road Gallery - London, 2013, One Eyed Jack’s - Brighton 2013, Mother Gallery - London 2012
Nowness, Photomonitor, GUP Magazine, Another Magazine, Raw View Magazine Jorg Colberg’s Conscientious, Telegraph, CNN, The New Republic, Dirty laundry Magazine, It’s Nice That, Un-Titled Project Magazine, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Independent on Sunday, Zoo Magazine, Fotografia Magazine, ALTfoto, Esquire Russia, Emaho magazine, Interview Germany, Empty Stretch, F Stop Magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie