Richard, a talented graphic designer and product developer, had spent thirty years of his career as a freelance professional in the Netherlands. However, after retiring early, he embarked on an exciting new journey. With his camera in hand, Richard set out to explore the world and capture breathtaking architectural images that sparked inspiration within him. With his background in graphic design, he never photographs a building as it is. Instead, he looks for the perfect angle that fills the frame of his image.
Celebrating the beautiful journey of self-discovery, he fearlessly embraces his true identity as a gay individual. He inspires others to live their lives with honesty and pride. Letting go of fear, he paves the way for acceptance, love, and a world that celebrates diversity in all its glorious forms., he ingeniously introduces the concept of “Naked Urban.” This innovative idea beautifully amalgamates the breathtaking architectural wonders created by mankind with the inherent beauty of the human form. It’s a remarkable celebration of both creativity and diversity, reminding us that true beauty knows no boundaries. He captures the essence of men in their purest form, amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. In his photography, nudity is not a symbol of vulnerability, but rather a celebration of strength and confidence in men.
Richard is a talented concept developer, and his portfolio is filled with one concept after another, showcasing his strength in this area.
He is not just a storyteller; he is a master of capturing the very essence of each character in his unique concept of “gods and legends.” He brings their souls to life. In the world of visual storytelling, characters come to life through a series of images. Each picture carries a deeper meaning, painting a vivid narrative. But sometimes, a single image holds the power to capture the entire essence of its subject. It’s a testament to the incredible artistry and impact that can be achieved through visuals alone. Both approaches contribute to the artistry and impact of storytelling through imagery.
From the cinematic images of the “Gods and Legends” series, he seamlessly transitioned to tight and captivating close-up shots of his subjects in the series “Close Encounter”. This approach captures the essence of human connection, igniting a powerful sense of intimacy, heat, and passion between the characters. The intention behind this series is not to shock viewers but rather to remind them that sex and nudity are as natural as taking a breath or savoring a mouthwatering meal. Embrace the beauty and everyday essence of these experiences that shape our lives. In his series “Raw,” the artist captures the simple yet profound form of our bodies, whether in solitude or in unity. While some images may initially seem distant, they hold a certain depth that invites contemplation and connection. While other models intertwine to create a mesmerizing tapestry, leaving it up to you to unravel their identities. These captivating images pull you into their realm, inviting exploration and sparking your imagination. Let yourself be drawn into a world of endless possibilities!
Richard’s artistic journey is a never-ending adventure, filled with growth and evolution. With every new concept, this visionary artist fearlessly breaks through the limits of creativity, inspiring the viewers all to embrace their own boundless potential. Let’s ignite our creative spark and be inspired as we embark on the journey of bringing our imagination to life!