Biography

Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye

Richard Ross has been taking photographs for as long as he can remember, and seriously for the last twelve years or so. In 2002 he moved to the Yorkshire Dales to indulge his love of the landscape and the selection of images on this site includes new work from the Dales as well as from other parts of Britain as far apart as the Isle of Skye and Devon.
Richard is attracted to formal designs in the landscape as well as more traditional scenic views and many of these images show strong and sometimes unexpected patterns, often exploring the interface between the elements of water, stone and wood.
Recently he has been experimenting with a pinhole camera and exploring its specific characteristics - a very wide angle of view and a softness of image which together with a special printing process yields some very individual results.
Richard established the darkroom equipment company RH Designs in 1994. Photographers all over the world use his sophisticated and high quality enlarger timers, exposure meters and other darkroom equipment. More recently the business has expanded to cater for those who prefer to make their prints using digital techniques.

Exhibitions

1988: “Double Vision” - joint exhibition with painter Carol Tyler at The New Gallery, Inkberrow, Worcestershire
1988 - 2002: Regular contributor to St Albans Photographic Society’s annual exhibition
1999: “First Exposure” - major contributor to the Mono Group’s first exhibition at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
2003: “Water, Stone and Wood” - solo exhibition at the Old School Arts Workshop, Middleham, North Yorkshire
2004: “First” - contributor to the inaugural exhibition of the Richmondshire Arts and Crafts Guild at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, North Yorkshire
2005: “Platform” - contributor to the Dales Guild exhibition at the Old Station Building, Richmond, North Yorkshire
2005: “Double Exposure” - Joint exhibition with Emma Amsden at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire
2006: Contributor to the Dales Guild exhibition at the Manor House, Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
2008: “Perspectives of Gayle Mill” - Joint exhibition with Carol Tyler, Peter Burrage and Andris Bergs at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, 28 June to 17 July 2008

 

 

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